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DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE 



CHARTERS & MUNIMENTS 



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IN THE POSSESSION OP 



SIR ROBERT GRESLEY, BART., 

AT DRAKELOWE. 



COMPILED, 
fflSUitfj Iiitro&uctton anir Intrei, 



ISAAC HERBERT JEAYES, 

OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MANUSCRIPTS, BRITISH MUSEUM ; 

AUTHOR OF THE "DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE CHARTERS AT BERKELEY CASTLF." 

"DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE MUNIMENTS OF THE LYTTELTON FAMTLV"; 

ETC. 



LONDON : 
CHAS J. CLARK, 4, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, W.C, 

1895. 



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LONDON : 
PRINTED AT THE BEDFORD PRESS 20 AND 21, EEDFORDBURV, W.C. 



INTRODUCTION. 



It is, perhaps, not too much to say that the family of 
Gresley of Drakelowe is one of the few families which 
remain that can boast of being settled at the same place 
and of possessing the same lands which were assigned to 
their ancestor in the Domesday Record. Its founder was 
Nigel de" Toeni, called in Domesday " de Stafford", and 
subsequently from the place which he made his principal 
residence, " de Gresley", who, with his brothers Robert and 
Ralph, was among the followers of William the Conqueror 
into England. Their father, Roger de Toeni, Standard 
Bearer of Normandy, was descended from an uncle of 
Rollo, Duke of Normandy, and thus being of kin with 
their victorious leader, when the spoils were divided the 
three brothers received shares not inappropriate to their 
rank and position. Robert settling in Stafford, and called 
on that account " de Stafford", was the ancestor of that 
family of Stafford of which Humphrey was created Duke 
of Buckingham by Henry VI ; Ralph was the ancestor of 
the Cliffords, and Nigel, to whom were allotted Drakelowe 
and eleven lordships in Derbyshire, with Morton and 
Kingsley in Staffordshire, taking up his abode at Gresley, 
in which township Drakelowe was, became the ancestor of 
the family of " de Gresley", of which Sir Robert Gresley, 
nth Baronet, is the present representative. 

At Gresley, thenceforth to be called Castle Gresley, 
William, Nigel's son, in the time of Henry I, built a castle, 
and near the castle founded a small priory of Black Canons 
of the order of St. Augustine. Other hamlets, in addition 
to Drakelowe, in the township of Gresley were Swadling- 
cote and Linton. 



IV INTRODUCTION. 

Besides William, Nigel had two sons, of whom Nicholas, 
marrying Margaret, the heiress of Longford, became the 
ancestor of the Longfords, and Robert, if we may conclude 
from a joint grant to Merivale Abbey, married Lettice de 
Ferrariis. 

The accompanying pedigree has been compiled from 
the following sources, viz. (a) Nichols's History of Leicester- 
shire, (B) Erdeswick's Survey, etc., of Staffordshire (several 
editions), (c) Pilkington's Viezv of Derbyshire, ed. 1789, 
(d) The MS. in the Chetham Library, Manchester, known 
as the Gresley Chartulary, of which a short account will be 
found below, (e) a MS. pedigree by Eyton in Brit. Mus. 
Add. MS., 31,940, f. 21 lb, and (f) the Deeds in the present 
volume. It has, it is feared, some suspicious points about 
it, but it corrects a few errors made by Nichols, and goes 
to prove that the exhaustive account of the family given 
by Dr. Harwood in his additions to Erdeswick is con- 
siderably at fault ; but we do not quite agree with Mr. 
Pym Yeatman, the learned and latest historian of Derby- 
shire, of whose work, unfortunately, only a few parts are 
yet printed, when he says that "the Gresley pedigree, like 
so many others, has been built up upon assumptions". Of 
his promise, however, to " test the truth of it" we wish a 
speedy fulfilment. It has been thought sufficient to carry 
it down to the creation of the baronetcy in 161 1. 

As far, however, as the present deeds are concerned, a 
very large majority relate to lands at Seal in Leicestershire. 
This place, Variously spelt Sheile, Sheyle, Scheyle, etc., is 
divided into two townships, namely, Nether Seal, al. Great 
Seal, al. Church Seal, and Over Seal, al. Little Seal, al. 
Spital Seal. At the time of the general survey seven 
ploughlands in Scella and six ploughlands in another 
Scela were held by Robert under Henry de Ferrars. In 
the time of Henry I-II Nether Seal was held by a family 
which took its name from the place, and we find [No. 3] 
that about 1167 Ralph de Seila, with the sanction of his 
lord, William, Earl of Ferrars, sold the mill there with 



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Vlll INTRODUCTION. 

four virgates to Ralph, fil. Will, de Gresele. By the time 
the Testa de Neville was compiled, the whole of both lord- 
ships had come to William de Ferrars, Earl of Derby, 
under whose fee it there occurs. From the time of that 
first acquisition by Ralph de Gresley, the family has 
possessed lands in Seal till the present century. 

Other places where the Gresleys had possessions, of 
which many transactions are recorded in this volume, are 
Donisthorpe, which is partly in Leicestershire and partly 
in Derbyshire and Colton in Staffordshire. The former is 
found held by Nigel de Stafford in Domesday, while the 
latter was acquired on the marriage, in about 1365, of Sir 
Nicholas de Gresley with Thomasine, Domina de Colton, 
the heiress of the Wasteneys family. The Gresleys held 
land there as early as 1342 [cf. No. 256], though the 
principal Colton lordship came to the family as above 
described. A very excellent account of Colton has been 
written by Rev. F. P. Parker, Rector of. Colton since 1874, 
and to it the present writer is much indebted for informa- 
tion on this part of the Gresley history. These deeds add 
but little to what he modestly calls " Some Account of 
Colton and of the De Wasteneys Family", but No. 400A 
seems to settle the very small point of a rector's name 
which is wrongly given in the Lichfield Registers. 

Collections like the present one are usually expected 
with some reason, to supply particular information as to 
the Religious Houses of the locality. The compilers of 
Dugdale's Monasticon Anglicanum had not often the 
facilities or the time to examine original evidence, and 
though much additional matter has been collected by 
modern editors of county and parochial histories, there is 
plenty of material in the muniment rooms of our ancient 
families as yet untouched, and only awaiting the fortunate 
student who, by whatever means, is able to gain access to 
them. Nor is the collection now under notice altogether 
disappointing in this respect, for the deeds give consider- 
able particulars concerning two religious foundations, 



INTRODUCTION. ix 

Merivale Abbey, co. Warwick, and Gresley Priory. Henry 
de Ferrars who, according to the Domesday Record, held 
lands in fourteen counties, his chief possessions being in 
Derbyshire, where he held 114 manors, founded Merivale 
in the thirteenth year of Stephen. The earliest mention 
of it recorded herein is the confirmation of a grant of 120 
acres of land by Ralph de Seila [cf. No. 1], and early in 
the time of Henry II a Gresley grants to the abbey for the 
salvation of the souls of his brothers, his wife, and his 
lord. From this time records of similar transactions are 
constant. 

Of Gresley Priory, Dugdale's editors confessedly knew 
but little. The foundation is merely recorded, and no list 
of Priors is given. The Priory Sea! was unknown to them. 
A later historian, the Rev. J. C. Cox, the well-known author 
of Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, has collected much 
information about this House, and has compiled the 
following list of Priors, which is now further supplemented 
from the present volume, the additional particulars being 
included in square brackets : — 

Walter, circ. 1200. 

Richard, circ. 1250 ; ob. 1281 \iemfip. Hen. III. — Edw. I]. 

William de Seyle, 1 291. 

Roger, 1 3 10. 

John Walrant, canon of Gresley, 1349. 

John [de] Tuttebury, 1400 [ob. 1420, No. 402A]. 

William de Sancto Ivone [el. 13 Sept., 1420, No. 402c]. 

Simon 1 Balsham, 1420. 

William Sayborne. 

Richard Coventry, on death of Wm. Sayborne, 1438. 

Thomas, 1450. 

John Smyth, 1476. 

Robert Mogge, on death of J. Smyth, 1493. 

[Robert, 15 10.] 

[John, 1526.] 

John Okely, 1536. 

1 W. de S. Ivone must either have had a very short reign, or Mr. 
Cox must be in error. 

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x INTRODUCTION. 

The patronage or right of appointing to the office of 
Prior rested with the founder's family, and Nos. 402A-C 
record the proceedings incident on the death of a Prior in 
1420, and the submitting of two names by the Canons to 
the head of the family, Sir Thomas Gresley, who is here 
called " patronus et noster legitimus advocatus", for him 
to select one. 

Attention is called to the seal of the Priory attached to 
Deed No. 76, probably the only one in existence. For 
the following description I am indebted to my learned 
colleague, Mr. W. de Gray Birch. It represents St. 
George, the patron saint of the Priory, in a hauberk of 
mail, with continuous coif and nasale and a flowing sur- 
coat ; in his right hand a lance-flag, with square banner 
and three wavy streamers, held almost horizontally and 
extending across the shield into the inscription, and in his 
left hand a long convex, kite-shaped shield, of which only 
half is shown, charged apparently with an escarbuncle of 
eight rays. The legend, when complete, seems to have 
been SIGILLVM \ sancti \ georgii : de \ GRESELE. 
The Prior, as is usual, has impressed his own seal on the 
reverse. It bears a half-length figure of the Virgin holding 
the Child on the left arm, overhead a star, in her right 
hand a fleur-de-lys on a stalk ; in the field over the Child's 
head a crescent moon. The representation of St. George 
as an armed warrior is curious and probably unique. 

Mention should be made of the manuscript known and 
often quoted as " The Gresley Chartulary". By the kind- 
ness of the authorities of the Chetham Library, Manchester, 
it has been lent to me, but on a careful examination I 
cannot help thinking that its importance has been some- 
what magnified. A full account of it was published in 
The Reliquary, vol. vi, ed. L. Jewitt in 1865, in an article 
communicated by Mr. John Harland, F.S.A., in which he 
relates what, he states, " may almost be called the discovery 
of the Chartulary", lost as it had apparently been in the 
covers of a Lancashire Visitation. But Nichols, the 



INTRODUCTION. XI 

historian of Leicestershire, quotes copiously from it, and 
Canon Raine, who collated the Visitation with the original 
MS. in the Heralds' College, and published it for the 
Chetham Society in 1850, could scarcely have missed it. 

Perhaps the reason of its being where it is may be 
explained in this way. There was, as is well known, a 
family of Grelli or Grellet, rarely, if ever correctly, called 
Greslet, settled in Lancashire, and it was anciently thought 
that this family and the Derbyshire Gresleys were one and 
the same. That this was an erroneous idea has been 
satisfactorily shown by more than one in later times, and 
there is no occasion here to re-bpen the question, but 
it may account for the existence of Gresley evidences in a 
Lancashire MS. 

The Visitation is that of Wm. Flower, Norroy King of 
Arms, made in 1567, but there are proofs that the MS. 
belonged afterwards to William Smith, Rouge Dragon 
temp. Jas. I, a Cheshire antiquary, and it is possible that 
the Gresley additions were made by his direction. They 
were not actually made by him, as the handwriting has 
been compared with his copy of the Visitation which is 
now in the British Museum. 

Besides some rough sketches of the Gresley and 
Wasteneys or Gasteneys families (which Mr. Harland, 
by the way, prints Castleneys), it contains abstracts of 
about three hundred deeds relating to those families. 
There is a certain chronological arrangement, but the 
undated deeds, which are generally the most important, do 
not seem to have much, if any, logical sequence. The 
dated deeds are arranged under the king's reigns, the last 
one bearing the date of 2, 3 Philip and Mary. There are, 
in addition, some genealogical notes scattered about which 
have been useful in elucidating the family descent. The 
compilation cannot be much earlier than 1600. 

Of a very different character and value is the Rydeware 
Chartulary, of which a detailed description is appended to 
the present catalogue. The rubric at the beginning gives 



xii INTRODUCTION. 

the date of it as 2 Edw. II, and states that it was made by 
the direction of Thomas, son and heir of Walter de Ryde- 
ware, and that it contains an account of all his possessions 
in Rydeware, Seal, Frilsham, Kettlebaston, and Rossing- 
ton. During Thomas's lifetime (he was living in 1326) 
additions were made from time to time, the latest date 
apparently being 1331, and the scope of the contents is 
much wider than the modest rubric leads one to suppose. 
Its pages are illustrated by several neatly-executed pen- 
and-ink drawings generally characteristic of the deeds 
which they adorn, interspersed with a few grotesques. 
With regard to the drawing which has been reproduced 
opposite page 119, 1 am inclined to think that the meaning 
of it is somewhat different from that ascribed to it by 
Miss Gresley (cf. p. 119). It is suggested that it is 
rather a procession to judgment or to execution than a 
return from hunting. The criminal is the hound sus- 
pended by his legs from the axe, the instrument of 
execution, carried by a hare in charge, and followed 
by a second hare with herald's trumpet and official mace. 
The victim is the cock upon the spit borne at one end 
by a fox (who has, perhaps, volunteered his services as one 
who could have no possible sympathy with such a crime 
as poultry-snatching, and glad, at any rate, to assist in 
the violent end of his natural enemy, the hound) leading a 
brace of greyhounds in leash, and at the other end by a 
tailless ape in charge of the guilty hound's sorrowing 
companion. A third hare, ready with bow and arrows 
for any emergency, brings up the rear and completes the 
picture. The illustration has nothing to do with the deed 
of covenant above it, the latter having been squeezed into 
a vacant place by one of the later scribes. 

Among the more interesting of the later Gresley Deeds 
are the following, viz., No. 363, a bill of complaints by 
Burton Abbey against Sir Thomas de Gresley {temp. 
Rich. II); No. 437, an award by Humphrey, Duke of 
Buckingham, in the disputes between the Gresleys and the 



INTRODUCTION. xlll 

Vernons, which contains a peculiar scale of compensation 
for wounds inflicted in a melee between their men (1455) ; 
No. 475, an award by Cardinal Wolsey in a suit between 
the " bastard sons" of Sir W. Gresley (who died without 
legitimate offspring), and Sir George his brother and heir 
(1525) ; No. 480, a deed of release by Anne of Cleves, 
the divorced wife of Henry VIII, bearing her signature 
(1551); and Nos. 497, 499, settlements of suits between 
the Pagets of Beaudesert and Sir Thomas Gresley, second 
Bart., respecting the weir and fulling-mill at Burton-on- 
Trent (1656, 1676). 

I. H. JEAYES. 

British Museum, 

8th November, iSgj. 



THE 

GRESLEY CHARTERS 



PRESERVED AT 



DRAKELOWE. 



1. Confirmation by Robert, Bishop of Lincoln, of the 
grant by Ralph de Seila to Merivale Abbey, of a hundred 
and twenty acres of land, with wood, meadow, pastures, 
and common of pasture. Witnesses : Mag. Robert de 
Burnam ; Mag. Peter ; Mag. Ralph ; William de Bugend', 
capellanus ; Roger, fil. Willelmi ; and Laurence. With 
episcopal seal, chipped. [1148-1166.] 

2. Grant by Bernard, Abbot, and the Convent of 
Burton-on-Trent, to Robert de Gresele, of the land of 
Deri' [Darlaston-by-Stone, co. Stafford], to hold in fee, and 
heritage each year, for fifty-two shillings ; and of the 
service of Ralph de Caldewalle, for five shillings to be 
paid yearly, and for the free service of his body : half the 
rent to be paid at the Feast of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 
and half at the Feast of St. Martin [11 Nov.]. In return 
for this grant Robert and his heirs owe homage and fealty 
to the Abbot and Church of Burton. Witnesses : First, 
the chapter itself — Jordan, prior ; Martin, William de 
Duninton, Richard, Richard, Richard, William, William, 
and the rest of the monks. Next, Robert, priest of Staph 
[Stapenhill] ; William de Grochesham^ Nicholas, chaplain ; 
Walter de Sumervill ; Walter de Muntgumbere, etc. Seal 
of the Abbey : Obverse, a saint, probably the Virgin, 

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£ THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

crowned, in the right hand a fleur-de-lis, in the left hand a 
book, seated on a throne or edifice in representation of a 
church, with four turrets, each thatched and topped with 
a knob, shingle roof, and round-headed windows. 

»J« SIG[ILLVM] . SANCTE MARIE [DE] BVRTONA. 

Reverse, a smaller pointed oval counterseal, bust of 
St. Modwenna, Patron Saint, full face. 

*%> SANCTA MODWENNA. 
[1160-1175.] 

3. Notification by William, Comes de Ferrariis, of 
the sale by Ralph de Seile, to Ralph de Gresele, fil. 
Willelmi, for thirteen marks of silver, of his mill of Seal 
and four virgates of demesne land, to hold by service of 
one pair of leathern greaves or two shillings yearly, on 
certain specified conditions. Witnesses : Robert Calcun, 
Abbas sancti Petri super diuam [St. Pierre-sur-Dive, in 
Normandy] ; Robert, prior de Kinel"8wur3 [Kenilworth] ; 
William de Calewich ; Mag. Richard de Sallawe ; Robert 
de Pirv, dapifer ; William de Gresele and Robert, filius 
suus ; Robert, fil. Walk'; Walter de Sumeruilla ; Richard 
de Curcun ; Robert filius suus ; Walter de Montegumeri ; 
Reinald de Gresele ; Humphrey de Tolca ; Robert del 
Bee ; Robert, fil. Radulfi ; Ralph, fil. Ernaldi ; Ralph, fil. 
Radulfi de Montgomeri ; Harald de Leca ; David de 

Stantona ; Geralmus de Curcun ; G de Bakepuz ; 

John de Wilintona ; Ralph de Caldewella ; Alured de 
Cumbrai ; Simon de Tuschet ; Ralph, fil. Ghermundi ; 
Roger de Stretona ; Thomas de Pirv ; Ralph Feone ; 

William de Dun ; G de Camera and Robert, homo 

suus ; Reinald de Sancto Albano ; Wald' de Wineshulla ; 
Robert de Ferrariis ; William, decanus de Tatenhul ; 
Roger, canonicus Lincolniensis ; John de Lisuis ; Robert 
Grim ; Lucian de Seila, etc. With seal of William, Comes 
de Ferrariis. Temp. Hen. II [circ. 1167]. 





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4. Notification to the Bishop of Lincoln by Ralph de 
Gresele, 1 of his grant to Merivale Abbey of a carucate of 
land which he holds in Seal from Ralph de Seile at an 
annual rent of two shillings, which grant he made for the 
salvation of the souls of his brothers, his wife, of Earl 
Rodbert de Ferrariis [ob. 11 58 ?], and of others, " ut Deus 
omnipotens nobis omnibus remittat peccata nostra et 
tribuat vitam eternam." Witnesses : Rodbert de Gresele, 
and Henry his brother ; Rodbert de Curecun ; William de 
Mungumeri ; Rodbert, fil. Walchalini, and Henry his 
brother ; Henry Tuschet ; Lucian de Seile ; Rodbert de 
Ferrariis ; Henry de Ferrariis ; John de Boschervile ; 
Thomas de Curecun. Temp. Hen. II. With seal (chipped 
at edges), representing armed man, on foot, with drawn 
sword and shield. 

5. Similar grant, differently worded, of the same 
piece of land. Witnesses : the same as in No. 4. With 
similar seal. 

6. Notification to , 2 Bishop of Lincoln, by Ralph 

de Seila of his confirmation of the grant by Ralph de 
Greseleia, made to Merivale Abbey of a carucate of land 
which he held from the said Ralph de Seila at an annual 
rent of two shillings. He makes this confirmation with 
consent of his lord, William, Comes de Ferrariis, and of 
Ralph his own heir, and for the souls of himself, his heirs, 
and of his lord, Robert, Comes de Ferrariis, and grants to 
the Abbey pasture for a hundred sheep and twelve beasts, 
" excepto numero ovium et animalium que antea habebant 
in elemosina mea in Seila". Witnesses : William, Comes 
de Ferrariis ; Philip, prior de Lentona ; Robert and 
Henry de Gresele ; Philip, clericus ; Walter, capellanus ; 
Henry, fil. Fuch' ; Thomas de Aucheuill' ; Sawal, fil. Fuch'; 

1 He is called " Rad. de Hethre" on contemporary endorsement. 

2 The initial of the Bishop has been erased. 

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William, fil. Hereberti, and John his brother ; William fil. 
Hugonis. Temp. Hen. II. With seal, chipped. 

7. Notification to ^ Bishop of Lincoln, and all 

the sons of Holy Church, by William, Comes de Ferrariis, 
of his confirmation of the grant by Ralph de Seila and 
Ralph de Greseleia to Merivale Abbey, of a carucate of 
land which Ralph de Greseleia held from Ralph de [Seila]. 
Witnesses : Henry, fil. Fuch' ; Thomas de Aucheuill ; 
Philip, clericus ; William, fil. Hereberti ; Robert de 
Greseleia, and Henry his brother ; William, fil. Hugonis ; 
Hugh de Thorendona. Temp. Hen. II. 

8. Award by A[dam], Abbot of Evesham, and 
L[aurence], Prior of Coventry, arbitrators nominated by 
the Pope, in a suit between the monks of Wenlock and 
William, clericus, concerning the church of St. Peter 
of Seal, namely, that the said William may possess 
the church " in perpetuum", paying to the church of 
St. Milburg, of Wenlock, eight shillings and fourpence 
yearly. Witnesses : Simon, Abbot of Persoure [Pershore] ; 
Mag. Hugh de Coleham ; Richard de Amberesleg' ; Mag. 
Ernald de Bukingham ; Matthew, clericus ; Lucian de 
Seila ; Roger de Strettun ; Robert de Seila. Temp. 
Hen. II [1175-1179]- 

9. GRANT by Ralph de Seila " concessione Radulfi filii 
sui", to William de Noreis " pro hominio et servicio suo", 
and to Wlfene his wife, of a virgate of land : to hold 
" libere et quiete scilicet de pannagio, de filiabus et de omni- 
bus consuetudinibus domino pertinentibus dum predicta 
Wlfene uxor predicti Willelmi domino servierit, libere et 
quiete pro servicio suo predictam possidebunt et quando 
predicta Wlfene amplius domino non servierit, sponsus suus 
et heredes illorum annuatim xii.d. pro omni servicio 

1 The initial letter of the Bishop has been erased. 



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reddent." Witnesses : William, presbyter de Seile ; 
William, persona ; Lucian ; William, fil. Rogeri de 
Durandesthorp ; William de Ederichale ; Roger de 
Stretuna ; William, filius suus ; Ralph, Cantor de Seile ; 
Alan ; Goimer ; Tierstin ; Roger, fil. Anschetilli ; William 
Buche ; Walerand de Apelbi ; Walerand de Childecote ; 
John, suus frater ; Robert, fil. Rogeri de Seile. Temp. 
Hen. II (late). 

10. Grant by Bertram de Verdun 1 to Robert fil. 
Hardulfi 2 of all his land of Hangodestorp [Osgathorpe, 
co. Leic], which the said Bertram holds from Nigel de 
Munevilla, paying yearly fourteen shillings, " cum Scordun 
et Stocwuda et Snapa". Witnesses : Roger de Amundevile ; 
Alan, fil. Mainfenini ; Roger, fil. Willelmi ; Simon his 
brother ; Philip de Estlee ; Robert de Flamuile ; Ernald 
de Barewelle ; Ernald, dapifer ; Henry de Lee ; Geoffrey 
de Normanuile ; Richard de Boisdele ; Robert de 
Culunces ; Waim, clericus ; Geoffrey, clericus ; Wido de 
Verdun ; William, Saracenus ; Robert, Venator. Temp. 
Hen. II (late). With seal, broken. 

1 1. Confirmation by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seila, of all 
the grants made by Ralph his father and himself to 
Merivale Abbey and, " ad incrementum supradictarum 
donationum ", he grants for the soul of Anneis de Oilli his 
mother, the meadow of Fuleslog and his meadow of 
Culurewellemor. Witnesses: Hervey de Ocle ; Alan, 
filius eius ; Thomas, nepos eius ; William, fil. Roggeri de 

1 B. de Verdun was sheriff of Leicester and Warwick 14-28 Hen. II, 
accompanied Richard I to the Holy Land, and died at Joppa in 1192. 

2 Hardulph has been commonly thought to be the ancestor of the 
family of " de Wasteneys", but the Rev. F. Parker, in his Account of 
Colton and the De Wasteneys Family (p. 22), proves that this family 
was united to that of Hardulph, Lord of Osgathorpe, by the marriage 
of the tatter's great-granddaughter Amphelis to Sir Philip de Wast- 
eneys of Colton. 



6 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

Strettuna ; Humfrey de Cleibroc. Temp. Hen. II (late). 
With seal. 

12. Grant by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seile, to Merivale 
Abbey, in alms for the souls of Ralph his father, Anneis 
his mother, and Rodbert, Comes de Ferrariis, of a virgate 
of land of his demesne, which Alan formerly held from his 
father ; and of three other virgates formerly held by the 
same, "tenendas de me et heredibus meis in feudam 
firmam inperpetuum, scilicet proomnibussecularibusservitiis 
singulis annis pro singulis uirgatis xii nummos reddendos 
tantummodo transacto tamen termino xii annorum, in 
quorum quidem initio totam firmam premanibus accepi 
et habui pro uoluntate mea tam in equis quam in nummis 
et aliis rebus". Witnesses : William, miles de Ouilla and 
Gilbert, frater eius. Dat. 1181. With seal, defaced. 

13. GRANT by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seila, to Ralph, fil. 
Willelmi Buche, of right of common in his wood, in that 
part which he (the grantor) held on that day when William, 
Comes de Ferrariis received from him the lordship of Seal ; 
the said Ralph, fil. Willelmi, to have wood for hearth.wagon, 
and hedges, and timber for repairing his houses. Witnes- 
ses : William de Strettun ; Robert, fil. Walerani ; Peter 
Pescher ; Adam, fil. Turstani ; Richard, fil. Edwini ; 
Ralph, fil. Willelmi Norreis ; Asketil, fil. Waited ; Roger, 
fil. Asketilli. Temp. Henry II — Ric. I. 

14. Grant, in soul-alms, by Ralph, fil.Radulfi de Seila, 
to Merivale Abbey, of the homage and service of Roger, 
fil. Anketilli, namely, six pence at Christmas or a pound of 
pepper, and a virgate of land, with all liberties, etc., as his 
father's charter (in the said Roger's possession) witnesses : 
so that Anketill, Andrew, Alan, Ralph, and Avice, as well 
as the said Roger, may be free of all services due to the 
above-named grantor, and hold the said land from the 
Abbey. Witnesses : Elured, capellanus ; Henry, persona 



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de Manecestre ; Robert and Gilbert his brothers ; Hervey, 
miles de Acle ; Henry his son ; William, fil. Rogeri de 
Strettun ; Ralph Morcoc ; Adam de Wittentun ; Adam, 
fil. Thome, Temp. Ric. I. With seal, broken. 

15. Grant by William, Rector of Seal, to Merivale 
Abbey, of the tithe of a virgate of land in Great Seal which 
they hold on lease from Ralph Morcoc : for four shillings, 
payable annually on the F. of SS. Philip and James [1 May]. 
Witnesses : Henry de Manecestre ; Richard, persona de 
Hegham ; Wibert de Witheredel ; Geoffrey de Sepei ; 
William de Thwicros. Temp. Ric. I. With seal. 

16. Grant, in soul-alms, by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seila, 
to Merivale Abbey, of Nigel, fil. Waited, with his suit, 
chattels, etc., and a virgate which the said Nigel holds with 
toft and croft which pertain to that virgate, and with toft 
" ubi domus predicti Nigelli site sunt". Witnesses : Simon, 
sacerdos de Xepeia ; Robert de Ruures ; William de 
Strettona ; Hubert de Ouertona ; Hugh Templarius ; 
Jacobus Draco ; Adam, fil. Turstani ; Ralph Morcoc 
Temp. Ric. I. 

17. GRANT, in soul-alms, by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seila, 
to Merivale Abbey, of four virgates of land in Seal, three 
of which Alan held, and one of which Gamellus, faber, held 
from his father, with the toft belonging to the same which 
his father promised to exchange : together with the wife of 
Gamellus with all her children. Witnesses : William, fil. 
Turgis de Withacre ; Robert de Ruures ; Richard Prentut; 
William his son ; Robert de Caham ; Gilbert, fil. Neel de 
Swineford. Temp. Ric. I. With seal. 

18. Grant by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seila, to Merivale 
Abbey, in alms for his own soul, and the souls of Ralph 
his father, and his mother Anneis de Oilli, of one virgate 
of land in Seal which belonged to Ralph Cantor. Witnes- 



8 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

ses : Hervey de Ocle ; Hervey and Alan his sons ; Adam 
de Wethelesberga ; Adam and Robert his sons ; Robert 
de Ruura ; Ralph and Reinald his sons ; Goismer ; 
William de Strettuna ; Roger, fil, Asketilli ; William Buche; 
Asketill, fil. Walteri ; William de Bartuna ; Robert de 
Hastinges ; Adam, fil. Turstani ; William de Turre ; Ralph, 
fil. Willelmi Norreis ; Robert, fil. Waleranni de Happelbi. 
Temp. Ric. I. With seal, broken. 

19. Grant by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seil, to Merivale 
Abbey, of Henry, fil. Henrici de Seile, and his homage, 
chattels, etc. : together with a croft containing four selions 
which William Prencheval held. Witnesses : Poer de 
Witenton ; William de Witacre ; Roger de Seile ; William 
Prentut ; Geismer de Seile ; Guarin de Templo ; 
Alexander de Ackorp. Temp. Ric. I. With seal. 

20. Confirmation, in soul-alms, by Ralph, fil. et her. 
Radulfi de Seila, to Merivale Abbey, of four virgates of 
land in Seal which Alan held ; of Garwi and his wife and 
son, with their chattels, etc., and a virgate of land ; of a 
virgate of land which belonged to Ralph Cantor ; of a 
croft which William Prencheval held, containing four 
selions ; of Henry, fil. Henrici de Seile, and his homage, 
and the "woman who was the wife of Gamel, with toft and 
croft' He confirms also " ex dono patris" two virgates of 
land which Hardulf and Gamel Faber hold respectively ; 
and grants the heath " ad Rukedich" and a piece of land 
lying " ante hostium domus ovium suarum", and another 
small piece of land which was Rodbert Burioud's, situated 
" juxta Meres", all his meadow of his demesne of Seal, and 
the meadows of Fulleslokh and Culurewellemor. Wit- 
nesses : Symeon, presbyter de Sepe ; Walkelin de Mane- 
cestre and his sons, Walter and William ; Rodbert de 
Ruure and his sons, Ralph and Reginald ; Poer and his 
son Serlo ; Henry de Caili ; Adam, clericus, frater uxoris 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 9 

Walkelini de Mancestre ; William, fil. Ricardi de Carletun ; 
Rodbert le Megre. Temp. Ric. I. With seal. 

21. GRANT, in soul-alms, by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seila, 
to Merivale Abbey, of his meadow of his demesne of Seal. 
Witnesses : Reginald, clericus de Grenduna ; Mag. Adam, 
Medicus ; Walkelin, sacerdos de Edredestuna ; Walkelin, 
dominus de Monecestria ; William, fil. Turgis de Wit- 
acre ; William, fil. Roggeri de Strettuna ; Rogger de Seila ; 
Hugh de Pethlinges ; Alan, Alius .ejus ; Puher de Witen- 
tuna. Temp. Ric. I. 

22. Grant, in soul-alms, by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seila, to 
the church of St. Mary of Merivale, " et fratribus grangie 
de Seila", of all the liberty in his wood of Seal, " ad capien- 
dum videlicet per totum boscum, tarn de viridi bosco quam 
de veteri, de grosso et de gracili, stando aut jacendo, cum 
una reda, aut cum bobus trahere, ter aut quater omnibus 
diebus, tam per hyemem quam per estatem, ad ignem, 
et ad cetera eisiamenta predictorum fratrum et prescripte 
grangie" : with pasture throughout the whole wood, for the 
oxen, cows, and horses of the same grange. Witnesses : 
William de Stretton ; William de Turre ; Ralph Morcoc ; 
Jacobus Drake ; Rodbert Coppe ; Adam de Weoleberge ; 
Rodbert de Ruure ; Ralph, filius eius ; William de Seila 
cognatus Luciani ; Thomas Bretun, de Draitun. Temp. 
Ric. I. With seal. 

23. Grant by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seila, to Merivale 
Abbey, of Ralph Morcoc and his service, with the virgate 
of land which the latter and his father held from him 
[in Seal], with all liberties in wood, plain, meadows, pas- 
tures, ways, and waters, " infra defensum et extra ut mihi 
capiat ad omnia eisiamenta sua ad edes reparandas, ad 
focum, ad clausturam". Witnesses : Hugh, decanus ; 
Rodbert de Ruure ; Rodbert, persona de Norton ; William, 
persona de Seila ; William de Stretton ; Adam, fil. Ad. de 



10 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

Weothelesb' ; Richard, fil. Hermefr' ; Goismer ; Hugh de 
Templo ; Reimer de Clifton ; Alexander de Clifton. Temp. 
Ric. I. 

24. GRANT, in soul-alms, by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seila, 
to Merivale Abbey, of five " cotarios, manentes in quatuor 
toftis" ; of which tofts one was formerly held by Rodbert 
Burioud, but was afterwards divided into two parts for two 
women, the second was held by William, fil. Alfrichi, the 
third by Henry Parmentarius; the fourth by Cecily, sister 
of William Buches. Witnesses : Symeon, sacerdos de 
Sepe ; Rodbert de Ruure ; William de Stretton ; William 
de Turre ; Ralph Morcoc ; Hugh de Templo ; Hubertus. 
Temp. Ric. I. With seal. 

25. GRANT by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seila, to Ralph, fil. 
Willelmi le Norreis, of a virgate of land in Seal which the 
latter's father held in fee. Witnesses : William, persona 
de Seile ; William, fil. Rogeri de Strettun ; Goismerus ; 
Adam, fil. Turstani ; Robert de Ruures ; Richard, fil. 
Erenfrei ; Adam, fil. Ade de Wethelesberthe. Temp. 
Ric. I. 

26. Confirmation by Anneis, fil. Radulfi de Seila, " et 
heres illius", with consent of William her husband, to 
Merivale Abbey, of all the tenement which they have held 
from Easter in the eighth year of King Richard ; for 
which confirmation the Abbey has given her half a mark 
of silver. Witnesses : William de Ridware ; William de 
Brai ; Hugh, decanus ; Richard de Curzun ; Richard de 
Vernun ; William, persona ; Walter, clericus de Sumeruilla, 
etc. Circ. 8 Ric. I [1197]. With seal. 

27. GRANT by William, fil. Rogeri de Strettona, on the 
earnest advice of Anneis his wife, to Merivale Abbey, of a 
toft in Seal, which Ralph, Juuenior, gave to his sister, the 
said Anneis, after the death of Ralph, Senior, their father, 



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sometime held by Nicholas and by " plures cottarii post 
eum", with clause stating that the said Anneis offered this 
charter on the altar of St. Mary in the church of Seal 
Major, and the said William, afterwards, on the altar of St. 
Mary of Meriv'ale. Witnesses : Goismerus ; Ralph Cokin ; 
Rodbert de Hastinc ; Hugh de Templo ; Henry Faber, 
de Hospitio ; William de Hospitio ; Johannes, fil. Godberti ; 
Ralph, fil. Goismeri ; Alan de Hospitio ; Roger, fil. 
Hugonis de Templo ; Anketillus pater Rogeri. Temp. 
Ric. I. 

28. Confirmation by William, fil. Rogeri de Strettun 
and Agnes his wife, dau. of Ralph de Seila, to Ralph Buche 
and his heirs of land in Seal, which Ralph de Seila gave 
to his father, William Buche. Rent, a pound of pepper on 
All Saints' Day. Witnesses : William, persona ; Lucian, 
fil. Roberti ; Henry de Cleftun ; Robert Wischard ; Roger, 
fil. Anketil ; Anketil, fil. Walteri ; Ralph Cokin ; Matthew, 
fil. Rogeri ; William, fil. persone. Temp. Ric. I. With 
seal. 

29. Confirmation, in soul-alms, by Constantia, fil. 
Radulfi de Seila, of all the grants and confirmations of 
lands in Seal, which her father and her brother have hereto- 
fore made to Merivale Abbey. Witnesses : Gilbert, 1 vice- 
comes ; Ralph de Martinwas ; Thomas, dispensator ; 
Ralph de Prestwod ; Richard, clericus vicecomitis ; Alan 
de Pethling ; Rodbert de Braibroc ; Thomas de Watford ; 
Achard de Sproctune. [1198.] 

30. 31. Notification, with duplicate attached, by 
Robert, dapifer comitis Cestrie, of his grant to Ralph, fil. 
Siwardi, "tenere totam terram suam de Rostlavestona 
hereditario iure . . . seruicio semi militis, et ideo quod 

1 Gilbert de Segrave, sheriff of cos. Leicester and Warwick, 
4, 5, 6, 9 Ric. I, 



12 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

ipse sex uirgatas quas calumniabat in Burc mihi et meis 
heredibus concessit in pace, quare ilia predicta seruicia sibi 
et suis heredibus concessi et concede" Witnesses : Richard 
Paien ; Richard de Maisam ; Ralph Talebot ; Walter de 
Dumuila ; H., fil. Sturmi ; Matthew, sacerdos ; G., sacer- 
dos ; G. Desert ; Richard de Basogias ; Richard, fil. 
Edwane, sacerdos ; William Danais ; Hamelun Panton. 
Temp. Ric. I. 

32. Grant by Lucian de Deserto to Merivale Abbey 
and the monks serving there, "ad domum infirmorum 
secularium", in alms for his own soul and for the soul of 
Lucian " Senex", his grandfather, etc., of the meadow by 
the water called Meis [R. Meis] under Great Seal. Wit- 
nesses : William, persona de Seyla ; Robert de Appelbi ; 
Walter de Streton ; William, fil. Will, persone de Seyla ; 
Peter de Durantesthorp ; William de Petling ; Richard, 
clericus de Seyla ; Ralph Buche ; Peter Pite de Lichesfeld. 
Early 13th cent. With seal, broken. 

33. GRANT by Lucian de Deserto to Merivale Abbey, in 
alms for his soul, and the souls of Agatha his wife and 
Lucian de Seyla his grandfather, of a virgate of land in 
Over Seal. Annual rent, twelve pence, sterling : with 
warranty by the said Lucian and Osbert, his son and heir. 
Witnesses : William, persona de Seyla ; Adam, persona de 
Overtona ; William de Appelbi ; Ralph Buche, de Seyla ; 
Ralph Sellarius. Early 13th cent. 

34. GRANT, in soul-alms, for himself, his wife, and Lucian 
his grandfather, by Lucian Desert de Seile, to the church 
of St. George of Gresley, and the canons there, of a certain 
part of his wood of Seal, " scilicet a via ilia que ducit ad 
Fiflawe versus Lintonam et per semitam que ducit a pre- 
dicta via ex transverso usque ad Longeleiam et ita usque ad 
boscum domini Walteri de Rideware cum terra arabili que 
extenditur in longum inter predictum boscum et viam que 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 1 3 

ducit versus Cotis." Witnesses : William, persona de 
Sele ; William his son ; Robert de Appilbi ; William his 
son ; Walter de Stretune ; Peter de Durandisthorpe ; 
Walter Godmer ; Roger Templarius ; Ralph Buche ; Hugh 
his brother ; Robert de Henouere. Early 13th cent. 

35. Award by Fr. R. dictus Abbas de Geroldon 
[Garendon] and P[aul] Abbas Sancte Marie de Prato 
Legecestrie, and Mag. A. de Wilna, arbitrators appointed 
by the Pope, in a suit which W., persona ecclesie de Seila, 
brought against William, fil. Radulfi de Meisam, and 
Lucian, fil. Roberti Disert, whereby the two latter grant in 
perpetuity to the mother church of Seal four wagon loads of 
wood for burning, to be gathered by the parsons of that 
church against Christmas Day, and the said W., persona 
eiusdem ecclesie, abandons all claim he had against the 
said William and Lucian for common of husbote and 
haibote in their wood of Vuerseila[Over Seal]. Witnesses: 
Robert, presbyter de Suothestun ; Richard de Hastinges, 
clericus ; William, fil. Walkelini de Strettun ; Walter his 
son, etc. Early 13th cent. [1186-1205]. With one seal 
(out of five) remaining. 

36. Grant by Geoffrey de Gresele to Roger, fil. Odonis 
de la Lake, of a messuage in Hystesd' [Hixon, co. Staff.], 
extending from the barn of Geoffrey Payn to the highway 
leading toSumerwelle, with six acres of land on Hungerhil, 
Stichelesl', Sondiforlong, Stubfurlong, etc. Witnesses: 
Geoffrey de Drenketh ; Nicholas de Drenketh ; William 
Morel ; Walter de Colewyz ; Richard Tholi, and others. 
Early 13th cent. 

37. Grant by John, fil. Anketil de Aggotestorp, to 
Richard Pelliparius de Beleton, of an acre and a half-rood 
of land in Angotestorp [Osgathorpe, co. Leic], of which 
half an acre lies near Roger Martel's land, and abuts on 
the broad meadow of Infulebeckesiche, and the other half- 



14 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

acre and the half-rood abut on the fishpond of Beleton 
[Belton]. Witnesses : Dom. William de Wasteneis ; 
William de Thregeston ; William Dagen ; Ralph, clericus 
de Bredon ; Brian de Watthon ; Nicholas de Wodecote. 
Early 13th cent. With seal. 

38. Grant by Ralph Buche, of Seal, to Merivale Abbey, 
of half an acre of land in the field of Seal, on Wodeshulles. 
Witnesses : Lucian de Seyle ; Lucian Disert ; Robert 
Coppe ; Alan, fil. Alani ; Ralph, fil. Turstani ; Richard, 
clericus ; Roger Le Templier ; William, fil. Alexandri de 
Owertone. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). 

39. Lease by Geoffrey de Gresele to Ingeleisius his 
servant, of two bovates of land in the vill of Morton, for a 
term of 13 years. Annual rent, six shillings; "incipiente 
primo anno quando cyclus lunaris unus dinoscebatur." 
Witnesses : William Morel ; R. Morel ; Walter de Blewic ; 
William Wim ; Henry de Hemod' ; Henry Albus ; Robert, 
fil. Hode. [1219.] 

40. Grant by William de Greseleia to Walter Leveriz 
de Cosinthon, with the advice and consent of Geoffrey de 
Greseleia his father, of two virgates of land which Hugh 
Le Berker and Herbert Gisun held. Annual rent, twenty 
shillings. " Predictus vero Walterus Leveriz et heredes 
sui defendent duas virgatas terre de forinseco domini 
Regis quas Willelmus de Greselya dedit cum Agnete 
sorore sua in puram et perpetuam elemosinam Deo et 
ecclesie beat Trinitatis de L[eicestre] extra villam de 
Belethon . . . ." Witnesses : Dom. Geoffrey de Greseleya ; 
Dom. William Burded ; Dom. William de Martinwas ; 
Henry Wischard, persona de Sileby ; Mag. Peter, eiusdem 
ville ; Thomas, clericus de Leicestre, etc. Temp. John. 
With seal of William de Gresley and seal of arms of 
Geoffrey de Gresley. Mutilated. 



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41. GRANT, in soul-alms, by John Buche, fil. Radulfi 
Buche de Magna Seyla to Merivale Abbey, of half an acre 
of land on Flitlondes, whereof one head stretches into 
Waterfalsiche and the other on to the " forera" of the said 
Abbey. Witnesses : Henry, fil. persone de Seyla ; Roger 
Templar ; Richard, clericus ; Alan, fil. Alani ; Nigel de 
Seyle; Engenulf de Seyle ; William Le Hasting; Ralph 
Geysmer. Early 13th century. With seal, broken. 

42. GRANT by Ralph, fil. Henrici de Clifton, to Henry 
Wischard, his nephew, for his homage and service, of all 
the land which he possesses in the vill of Seal, to hold at 
an annual rent of a pair of gloves at Easter. Witnesses : 
Geoffrey Salvagius ; Robert de Tissintona ; William de 
Appelbi; John de Cuili; Adam de Sepeya; Roger de Mutha. 
Temp. John. 

43. Grant by Walter de Rideware to Merivale Abbey, 
of common of pasture in the woods of Clifton and Cotes, 
and of all claims " de bosco, et de grangia et de porta 
grangie eorum, et de purpresturis et rebus aliis factis et 
habitis", in their holding of Seal, " usque ad pascha 
proximum post capcionem castelli de Biham" [Bytham, co. 
Line.], 1 in the year 1221. " Dicti etiam monachi possunt 
totam curiam grangiarum suarum et omnium aliorum 
edificiorum suorum fossare et claudere." Witnesses : 
Ralph, fil. Nicholai, tunc senescallus Dom. Comitis Derebe ; 
Roger de Rideware ; Robert de Grendon ; William de 
Cungeston ; Adam, persona de Overton ; Jacobus de Sybe- 
desdon ; Nicholas de Nortun. Circ. 1221. 

44. Quit-claim by Walter de Riddeware to Dom. 
Ralph, Abbot, and the Convent of Merivale, of six acres 

1 Bytham Castle, occupied in 1220 by William, Earl of Albemarle, 
was besieged by the King and captured 8th February 1221. (M. Paris, 
Chronica Majora, Rolls Ed., iii, 60, 61.) 



10 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

and a half of meadow in the meadow called Vuere Medwe, 
in Great Seal. Witnesses : Ralph, fil. Nicholai, tunc 
senescallus Domini Comitis Derebe; Roger de Riddeware; 
Robert, persona de Riddeware ; Jacobus de Sibesdesdon ; 
Robert de Grendon ; Nicholas de Norton ; William Cunges- 
ton ; John Morel ; Adam, persona de Ouerton ; Ralph 
Selweyn ; Henry Bug'. Dat. 1230. With seal of arms, 
broken. 

45. Grant by Walter de Rideware to Robert Messor 
de Seyla of a virgate of land in Seal. Rent, four shillings. 
" Sciendum est quod si predictus Robertus vel heredes 
eius vel sui assignati in misericordia mea vel heredum 
meorum inciderint, amerciabuntur secundum modum de- 
licti et hoc per iudicium parium suorum." Witnesses : 
William de Vernun ; Walter de Streton ; Osbert de Seyla ; 
Peter de Durandestorp ; Henry Wyschard ; Roger Temp- 
lar ; John Buche ; Ralph Geymer, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill 
(early). 

46. Quit-claim by Ranulph, Comes Cestrie et Lin- 
colnie to Dom. Stephen de Sedgrave and his heirs, of all 
suits which they and their men of Bretby, Rosliston, and 
Cotes are accustomed to do at his wapentakes of Rapendon 
[Repton] and Gresley. Witnesses : William de Vernon, 
Justiciarius Cestrie ; William de Cantelupo ; Fulk, filius 
Warini ; Baldwin de Ver ; Ralph de Bray ; John de Atya ; 
Richard de Birun ; Walter de Byseboc ; Richard de 
Vernon ; Richard de Arden' ; John, clericus. Circ. 1232. 

47. Grant by Ralph de Arderne, with consent of Alina 
his wife (confirmed in presence of King Henry), to Stephen 
de Segrave, of the land and tenement in Cotes sometime 
belonging to Stephen de Bello Campo, brother to the said 
Alina. Witnesses: R[alph], Bishop of Chichester, Chan- 
cellor ; R[ichard], Bishop of Durham ; J[osceline], Bishop 
of Bath : W[alter], Bishop of Carlisle, Treasurer ; Hugh de 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 1 7 

Nevill; Ralph de Trublevill ; Ralph Gernun ; Richard 
Duket ; Rannulph Le Bretun ; Hugh Le Dispenser ; Robert 
de Lexinton ; Bartholomew Peche. Circ. 1230-1235. 
With seal of arms. 

48. GRANT (and confirmation in the king's presence) by 
Ysolda de Bello Campo, to Stephen de Segrave, of the land 
and tenement in Cotes, sometime belonging to Stephen de 
Bello Campo, her brother. Same witnesses as in preceding 
charter, together with Henry de Braibroc. Circ. 1230- 
1235- 

49. GRANT, in soul-alms, by Robert de Mauluvel, to 
Merivale Abbey, of common of pasture in his wood of Seal. 
Witnesses : Dom. William de Ferrariis, Comes Derebe ; 
William de Ferrariis, filius ejus ; Geoffrey de Gresele, tunc 
senescallus ; William, persona de Seyl ; William, persona 
de Stretton ; Walter de Stretton ; Osbert de Superiori 
Seyl ; William de Appelby ; Peter de Durandestorp ; 
Roger Templar de Seyl ; Richard, clericus ; John Buche. 
Temp. Hen. Ill (early). With seal. 

50. Grant, in soul-alms, by Robert Maulovel, fil. 
Stephani de Rampton, to Merivale Abbey, of common 
pasture in his wood of Rosliston. Witnesses : William de 
Vernun ; Geoffrey de Greseley ; William, persona de 
Seyla ; Walter de Stratton ; William, persona, frater suus ; 
Osbert Disert de Seyla ; Peter de Lutterworth ; William 
de Pethling. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). With seal. 

51. Grant by Robert Maulovel de Rostlaveston, to 
Stephen de Sedgrave, of his tenement in Rostlaveston 
[Rosliston, co. Derb.]. Witnesses : Robert de Lexinton ; 
William de Martiwast ; William de Wasteneys ; Richard 
de Attonestan ; Robert, fil. Stephani Maulovel ; William 
de Sancto Eadmundo ; William de Curly ; Roger de 
Sifrewast, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). 

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52. Grant, in soul-alms, by Ralph Grim, to Merivale 
Abbey, of common pasture in his whole wood of Seal. 
Witnesses : William, persona de Seyla ; William de 
Stretton ; Walter de Stretton ; Osbert de Superiori Seyl ; 
William de Appelby ; Peter de Durandestorp ; Roger 
Templar de Seyl ; John Buche ; Serlo de Wytenton. 
Temp. Hen. Ill (early). With seal. 

53. Quit-claim by Roger de Monte Alto, senescallus 
Cestrie, to Stephen de Segrave, of the service of one knight 
which the latter was wont to perform to Roger de Monte 
Alto his father, in respect of the vill of Rostlaweston. 
Annual rent, a pair of gilt spurs at Easter, or six pence. 
Witnesses : Dom. William de Malo passu ; Walkelin de 
Arden ; John Flury ; William de Sancto Eadmundo ; 
John de Rypariis ; Anketill Malhore ; Robert de Shep- 
heye, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). 

54. Grant by Roger de Mahaut, senescallus Cestrie, to 
Stephen de Segrave, for his homage and service, of eight 
virgates of land in Roxlaueston [Rosliston] which Ralph 
Grim sometime held. To hold, by performing service of 
half a knight. Witnesses : Dom. William de Insula ; 
Robert de Colouill ; Robert de Mascy ; Hugh de Wauer- 
ton ; Peter de Sancto Edwardo ; John de Riparia, etc. 
Temp. Hen. Ill (early). With seal. 

55. Confirmation, in soul-arms, by Ralph, fil. Radulfi 
Le Seller de Magna Seyla, to Merivale Abbey, of all the 
grants which his father made to the same, .namely, half an 
acre of land on Fulbarddunstal, half an acre on Wodehull, 
and half an acre on Flitlondes, with grant of half an acre 
of land beyond Chirchehull. Witnesses: Osbert de Seyla; 
Roger Templar ; John Buche ; Nigel de Seyla ; Roger 
Brun ; and Hugh de Seyl. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). 
With seal. 



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56. COVENANT, whereby Walter de Rideware leases 
to Hugh Theneche, his demesne in the vill of Seal " quam 
ante tenuit insimul Ottut [sic] leshasel usque ad termi- 
num duodecim annorum", paying ten shillings annual rent 
for all services. " Hec cohvencio est primo Hokeday 
post consecrationem archiepiscopi Eadmundi de Abda- 
done 1 et quod ego Hugo habebo meum crop usque ad 
festum Sancti Martini sequens", paying at the end of 
12 years to the said Walter half a mark. Witnesses : John 
Wiscart; Henry, fil. persone; Ralph Aki ; Richard, clericus ; 
Ralph Goymer ; John Bouche. Dat. [2 May 1234]. 

57. GRANT by Henry de Seyla, fil. Willelmi persone, to 
Merivale Abbey, of all his land in Seal and his part of the 
road lying between his wood and the wood of the monks 
there : the said Abbey to dig, enclose, and keep in order 
the said road as they please. Witnesses : Henry Wischard ; 
John his brother ; Richard, clericus ; Nigel de Seyl ; Ralph 
Goymer; Henry Pechett, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). 
With seal. 

58. GRANT, in soul-alms, by Nigel de Seyla, with consent 
of Lettice his wife, to Merivale Abbey, of an acre of land in 
Seal, lying in Steynildetroe-furlong, etc. Witnesses : Henry, 
fill, persone ; Richard, clericus ; John Buche ; Alani, fil. 
Alani ; Henry Pechet, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). With 
seal. 

59. GRANT by Nigel de Seyle, with consent of Lettice 
his wife, to Merivale Abbey, of an acre of land in Seal, 
lying on Hortnoteshullesheved. Witnesses : Osbert de 
Seyla ; Henry, fil. persone de Seyl ; John Wyschard ; John 
Buche ; Ralph Goimer ; Roger Brun ; Henry Pechet. 
Temp. Hen. Ill (early). With seal. 

1 Edm. de Abingdon was consecrated 2nd April 1234. 

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20 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

60. Grant, in soul-alms, by Nigel, fil. Walteri de "Seila, 
with consent of his heir Hingenulf, to Merivale Abbey, of 
two acres in the fields of Seal. Witnesses : William, 
persona de Seila ; Lucian, Senior, de Superiore Seila, 
et Lucian, Junior ; Robert Coppe ; Roger Templer ; Ralph 
Seler ; Roger, fil. Anketilli ; Alan, fil. Alani. Temp. Hen. 
Ill (early). 

61. Confirmation, in soul-alms, by Engenulf, fil. Nigelli 
de Seyla, to Merivale Abbey, of all the grants which his 
father made to the Abbey. Witnesses : Roger Templarius; 
Richard, clericus ; Ralph de Seler ; Nigel de Seyla ; John 
Buche ; Ralph Geysmer ; Alan, fil. Alani. Temp. 
Hen. Ill (early). 

62. Confirmation, in soul-alms, by Hengenulf, fil. 
Nigelli, fil. Walteri de Maiori Seyla, to Merivale Abbey, of 
the grant which his father made of two acres of land in 
Seal, lying at Culverwelle, and on Wodehull. Witnesses : 
Richard, clericus ; Ralph le Seler ; John Buche ; Nigel de 
Seyla ; Ralph Geysmer ; William Hasting ; Alan, fil. Alani 
de Seyla; William de Petlinges, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill 
(early). With seal. 

63. Grant, in soul-alms, by Hengenulf, fil. Nigelli de 
Seyla, to Merivale Abbey, of a portion of land from his 
acre which lies "ad bercariam de Meres", containing 
20 perches. Witnesses : Osbert de Seyla ; Roger 
Templarius ; Richard, clericus ; Nigel de Seila ; John 
Buche ; Alan de Seyla ; Ralph Geymer ; William 
Hasting, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). With seal, 
chipped. 

64. Grant by Hengenulf, fil. Nigelli de Seyla, to 
Merivale Abbey, of all that part of his land enclosed near 
the " bercaria" of Meres. Witnesses : Adam, persona de 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 21 

Ouertona ; William, persona de Seyla ; William his son ; 
Richard, clericus ; Ralph Buche ; Robert de Hennouere. 
Temp. Hen. Ill (early). With seal. 

65. Grant, in soul-alms, by Ralph, fil. Thurstani de 
Majori Seyla, to Merivale Abbey, of half an acre of land 
in Greater Seal, lying on Flitlondes. Witnesses : Henry, 
fil. persone de Seyla ; William de Hastinges de Seyla ; 
Roger Templarius ; Richard, clericus; Engenulf; John 
Buche ; Nigel ; Ralph Geismere. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). 
With seal. 

66. Confirmation by Osbert, fil. Luciani Desert de 
Seyle, of his father's grant to the Canons of Gresley, of 
part of his wood of Seal [described above, No. 34]. 
Witnesses: Dom. Ralph Grim ; John Wischart ; Ralph, fil. 
Aky ; Ralph, fil. Godefridi de Rostlaston ; Robert 
Dispensarius de Greselee. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). 

67. Quit-claim by William, fil. Warini de Upton, to 
Stephen de Segrave, of the vill of Cotes (formerly belong- 
ing to Stephen de Bello Campo, who held it from the 
King), with the consent of the sisters of the said Stephen 
de Bello Campo, viz., Isolda, Matildis, Alina, and Idona. 
Witnesses : Walter de Besebosc ; Richard, Abbot of Hales ; 
Walter de Bello Campo ; Walter, fil. Radulfi de Hun- 
stanscote ; Osbert de Abbetoft ; Robert Pitard ; John de 
Baiocis, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). 

68. Grant, in consideration of a sum of twenty shillings, 
by John Wischard to Hugh, fil. Radulfi, of all the toft and 
croft which Martin sometime held in Seal, lying between 
the toft of Ralph Morcoke and the "via ferrata" of the 
same vill. Annual rent, twelve pence. Witnesses : Henry 
Wischard ; Osbert de Seile ; Henry, fil. persone ; Roger 
Templarius ; Ralph Hoki ; Alan, fil. Alani ; Robert de 
Chelardiston. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). 



22 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

69. Grant by Henry Wyschard to Hugh, fil. Radulfi.of 
a messuage with croft in Seal, which Martin formerly held 
and the said Hugh held by grant of John Wyschard, the 
grantor's brother ; for which grant the said Hugh gave the 
said Henry two sheep with half a quarter of corn. Wit- 
nesses : Osbert de Seyla ; Henry, fil. persone ; Roger 
Templar ; Ralph Haki ; Richard, clericus ; Alan, fil. 
Alani ; Robert de Chelardunton. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). 
With seal, defaced. 

70. LEASE, for a term of 18 years, by Simon, fil. Radulfi 
Le Seler, to Ralph Sakart, of three acres of land in the field 
of Seal, situate on Chirchehul, Long Steiniltre, Lulmeshul, 
Caldevallehul, etc., the term to begin on Easter Day in the 
28th year of the King's reign. Witnesses : Henry, fil. 
persone ; John Wichart ; Alan, fil. Alani ; Henry, fil. 
Ricardi clerici ; William de Cimeterio ; William de Derhul. 
Dat. 28 Hen. Ill [1243-4]. With seal. 

71. Grant by Ralph Herlewin de Rostlaweston to 
Gilbert de Segrave, of the moiety of a virgate of land in 
Rostlaweston [Rosliston, co. Derb.], excepting four acres 
which Ralph Clericus holds from him in fee ; and a toft 
and croft for himself and his heirs. Witnesses : John de 
Stepenhull ; Richard de Thamenhorne ; Ralph de Claude- 
well ; Ralph Thaleboth de Rostlaweston ; David de 
Drakelowe, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill [1241-1254]. 

72. Grant by Gilbert de Segrave to Adam, fil. Ricardi 
Pistoris, in free marriage with Amabilia, fil. Philippi de 
Wythrne, of a virgate of land in Cothes [Cotes], co. Derby, 
which Henry, fil. Hoseberti, his naif held, and a plot of 
meadow called Brouneshurst with his garden in Cotes. 
Annual rent, five shillings. Witnesses : Dom. Richard de 
Mundevylle ; Dom. Adam Maweysyn ; Dom. William de 
Wasteneys ; Dom. Stephen de Newylle ; Ralph Camera- 
rius, Junior, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill [1241-1254]. 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 23 

73. BOND from William de Gresele, filius et heres Gal- 
fridi de Gresele, to give full seisin of a messuage in the 
vill of Norton, which Alan, fil. Aluredi, sometime held, 
to Merivale Abbey, "post terminum Abbatisse de Poles- 
worthe", of which the said Abbey holds the charter of 
feoffment. " Facta autem eis seysina post septem annos 
plenarie completes post festum Sancti Andree anno regni 
regis Henrici fil. Regis Johannis vicesimo octavo [1243]. 
Facta uero fuit ista conuencio die Mercurii proximo ante 
purificacionem virginis eodem anno unde Dominus Willel- 
mus de Gresele alteram habet partem nullo sigillo signa- 
tam, nisi alio modo possit infra terminum inter Abbatem 
et Abbatissam conueniri de dicto mesuagio." Witnesses : 
Ralph Grim ; Richard, rector ecclesie de Kyngesle ; 
Henry Wischard ; Peter de Durantestorp ; Geoffrey de 
Lullenton, 

74. Lease, for 20 years, by Simon le Seler de Seyl 
to Merivale Abbey, of three half-acres of land in the fields 
of Seal lying on Haselfurlong, Sondifurlong, Greterefurlong, 
and elsewhere. Witnesses : Henry Wischard ; Peter de 
Durantestorp ; John Wischard ; Henry, fil. persone de 
Seyl, etc. Dat. F. of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 1246. With 
seal. 

75. Lease for 20 years, from Simon le Seler de Seyl to 
Merivale Abbey, of all his land of Great Seal, besides his 
toft and the moiety of his meadow near the R. Meis, and 
three acres of arable land on Hopynges, Chirchehul, 
Ruedych, and Cliftunedych. Witnesses : Henry, fil. 
Willelmi quondam persone de Sheyl ; John VVyschard ; 
Ralph Geysmer ; William Petitpas, etc. Dat. Hokeday 
[9 Apr.], 1247.' Endorsed "Sciendum quod Abbas et 
conventus percipient viginti croppos plenarie." 

76. GRANT by Richard, Prior of Gresley, to Merivale 
Abbey, of all that wood which the priory had by grant 



24 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

from Lucian Dysert de Seyle [cf. Nos. 34, 66]. Witnesses : 
Geoffrey de Greseleia ; Ralph Grim ; Henry Wischard ; 
Peter de Durantestorp ; John Wischard ; Ralph Oky ; 
John and Ran[dolf ?] his brothers ; Richard, clericus de 
Seyle. Temp. Hen. III. With seal in green wax, a 
knight in armour, with inscription : 

SIG : . . . NCTI GEORGII DE GRESELE. 

and on the reverse a counterseal of Richard, Prior of 
Gresley. 

TJ. QuiT-CLAIM by Richard Bouche, fil. Johannis Bouche 
de Scheyle, to his lord William, Dominus de Rideware 
Hamstall, of all the land which he holds in Seal, with mes- 
suage, etc., adjacent. Witnesses : Ralph de la Bathe ; 
William de Tatinhull ; Peter de Durantistorp : Dom. 
Hemeric, tunc capellanus de Scheyle, etc. Temp. Hen. III. 

78. Grant by Gilbert de Echewell, chaplain, to Ralph 
Camerarius de Rerisbi, of a virgate of land in Seal which 
he bought from Geoffrey Messur. Witnesses : Peter de 
Durantisthorp ; Henry, fil. persone ; William, fil. Alani ; 
Ralph Wyschart, etc. Temp. Henry III. 

79. Grant, in soul-alms, by Ralph Geysemer to Meri- 
vale Abbey, of half an acre of land in Seal, lying in 
Fulbertdunstal. Witnesses : Henry, fil. persone ; Peter de 
Durantestorp ; Helias de Hocthorp ; Henry Pachet, etc. 
Temp. Hen. III. With seal. 

80. Grant, in soul-alms, by Ralph Goymer de Seyla to 
Merivale Abbey, of an acre and a half of land in Seal, 
lying on Flitlondes, Hetghathe and Thwylkesford, with 
meadow extending to the water of Meoys [R. Meis]. Wit- 
nesses : Osbert de Seyle ; Richard, clericus ; Henry 
Pechet; Nigel de Seyle, etc. Temp. Hen. III. With seal. 



PI. I. 




THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 25 

8 1. GRANT by Robert, Abbot of Merivale, and the Con- 
vent, to Ralph, fil. Johannis Wyschard de Sheyl, of two 
and a half acres of land in Great Seal, lying on the two 
Cherchehulls and Breryfurlong, in exchange for two and 
a half acres in the same Seal lying on Fulberdunstal, 
Haselfurlong, Morfurlong, Steynyldtre, and Stanydal. 
Witnesses : Henry Pachet ; Geoffrey le Messer ; John 
Hoky, etc. Temp. Hen. III. With seal of the Abbey. 

82. GRANT by William Morkoc, fil. et heres Radulfi 
Morkoc, to Merivale Abbey, of a virgate of land in Great 
Seal. Witnesses : Peter de Dorandesthorp ; Richard, 
Alius eius ; Ralph Wyschart, etc. Temp. Hen. III. With 
seal. 

83. Grant, in soul-alms, by Alan, fil. Alani de Magna 
Seila, to Merivale Abbey, of four selions, of which three 
lie at Steniltre, and the fourth at Twilkesford. Witnesses : 
Henry, fil. Willelmi, pers'one de Seila ; Roger Templarius ; 
Ralph Gesemer ; John Buche. Temp. Hen. Ill (early). 
With seal. 

84. Grant by William, fil. Philippi Ruffi de Seyle, to 
William, Dominus de Rideware Hanstall, of land in his 
wood of Seal. Witnesses: Peter de Durandesthorp ; Geoffrey 
Messar; Ralph de la Buche. Temp. Hen. III. With 
seal. Mutilated. 

85. GRANT by Simon, fil. Radulfi Sellarii de Sheyl, to 
Merivale Abbey, of half an acre of arable land in Seal, 
lying on Cherchehul. Witnesses : Henry, fil. clerici ; Peter 
de Durantesthorp ; Richard Nel ; William de Athereston ; 
John Hoky, etc. Hen. III. With fragment of seal. 

86. GRANT, in soul-alms, by Symon de Seyle, fil. Radulfi 
Sellarii, to Merivale Abbey, of half an acre of land in Great 



26 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

Seal, on Le Hoping. Witnesses : Peter de Dorantisthorp ; 
Elyas de Akethorp ; Henry, fil. persone de Seyle, etc. 
Temp. Hen. III. With seal. 

87. Grant by Simon, fil. Radulfi Sellarii de Sheyle, to 
Merivale Abbey, of half an acre of arable land in Great 
Seal, the same land being of the fee of the said Abbey, 
lying near the dyke called Le Ruchedige. Witnesses : 
William de Rideware ; John Wichard ; Henry Walrond de 
Lullington, etc. Temp. Hen. III. With fragment of seal. 

88. Grant, in soul-alms, by Symon, fil. Radulfi Sellarii 
de Seyla, to Merivale Abbey, of three acres of land in 
Greater Seal, situate in Haselfurlong, Sondifurlong Grattre- 
furlong, Haymeshulleslade, and Chirchehul. Witnesses : 
Walter de Strettona ; Peter de Durandesthorp ; Matthew 
de Stretton ; Peter Diuelin, etc. Temp. Hen. III. With 
seal. 

89. Grant, in soul-alms, by Philip, fil. Engenulfi de 
Seyla, to Merivale Abbey, of an acre of land in Seal, lying 
on Flithlondes, one head of which stretches beyond Le 
Waterfal, and the other " versus divisas de Lullinton." 
Witnesses : Osbert de Seyl ; Henry de Seyla ; Henry 
Pechet ; Nigel de Seyl, etc. Temp. Hen. III. With seal. 

90. Grant by Ralph, fil. Geysemeri de Seyl, to Merivale 
Abbey, of two acres and a half and a rood of land in the 
fields of Great Seal, in exchange for five half-acres and one 
rood lying on Chirchehil, Stonifurlong, etc., in the same 
place. Witnesses : Henry Wischard ; Peter de Durantes- 
torp ; John Wischard, etc. Temp. Hen. III. With seal. 

91. GRANT, in soul-alms, by Ralph, fil. Goymeri de 
Maiori Seyla, to Merivale Abbey, of two acres of land in 
Greater Seal, lying at Flutlondesj Twyrkesford, near the 
R. Meis, etc. Witnesses : Henry Wischard ; John his 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 2J 

brother ; Osbert de Seyla ; Philip, fil. Engenulfi ; Henry, 
fil. Willelmi quondam Rectoris ecclesie de Seyl. Temp. 
Hen. III. With seal. 

92. GRANT, in soul-alms, by Henry, fil. Willelmi quon- 
dam rectoris ecclesie de Seylia, to Merivale Abbey, of an 
acre and a half of land in Greater Seal, lying near Le Eth 
Gate, Wyteleyis, Steinildetreweye, on Twyrkesford, near 
the water called Meis, etc. Witnesses : Henry Wyschard ; 
John his brother ; Osbert de Seyl, etc. Temp. Hen. III. 
With seal. 

93. GRANT, in soul-alms, by Henry, fil. Willelmi quon- 
dam Rectoris ecclesie de Seyla, to Merivale Abbey, of an 
acre of land in Greater Seal, lying at Hoxedich, Wyteleyes, 
Boueiheresflat. Witnesses : Walter de Streton ; William 
frater suus, Rector ecclesie de Stretton ; Peter de Durandes- 
thorp. Temp. Hen. III. With seal. 

94. Grant by William, fil. Henrici, fil. persone de Seyle, 
to William, fil. Walteri de Rydeware, of a messuage in Seal 
which his father formerly had. Witnesses : Robert de 
Mauveysin Rydeware ; Ralph de la Bache ; Robert 
Selveym, etc. Temp. Hen. III. 

95. GRANT by Nigel, fil. Ricardi de Syreschete, with 
consent of Lettice his wife, to Merivale Abbey, of an acre 
of land in the fields of Seal, lying on Bovieresflat, and at 
Puttes. Witnesses : Henry, fil. persone ; Richard, clericus ; 
Ralph Oky ; Ralph Geysmere. Temp. Henry III. With 
seal. 

96. Grant by John Wischard de Magna Seyl, to Meri- 
vale Abbey, of one half-acre of land in the field of Great 
Seal, in exchange for another half-acre lying near Clater- 
chote. Witnesses : Henry, fil. persone de eadem villa ; 
Richard le Fiz, etc. Temp. Hen. III. With seal. 



28 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

97. Grant by John Wyschard to Richard, fil. Hugonis 
Nechs, of a half-virgate of land in the fields of Seal, namely, 
that which Martin sometime held from his ancestors : with 
a rood in Lathemedue, near the meadow of the Grey 
Monks, and the meadow of the rector of the same place. 
Rent, two shillings, and on the said Richard's death a 
heriot, namely, one of his best oxen or beasts. Witnesses : 
Peter de Dorantesthorp ; Henry, fil. persone de Seyle ; 
Alan, fil. Alani. Temp. Hen. III. With seal. 

98. Grant by Symon le Seler to Merivale Abbey, of 
three acres of land in Seal, lying on Holesiche, Clatercote, 
Morforlong, and elsewhere. Witnesses : Peter de Dorin- 
thisthorp ; Henry, fil. persone de Seyla Magna ; Henry 
Pachet. Endorsed, 1257. With seal. 

99. Covenant made in presence of Martin de Littilbyry 
and others, Justices Itinerant at Leicester, whereby Agnes 
de Gresley, Prioress, and the Convent of Gracia-Dei at 
Belton, grant to William de Wasteneys de Osgodthorp, 
Richard de Wodecote, John de la Leye, Hawise de 
Querendon, John Gerard, William Trippe, Robert de 
Chelardiston, Adam Darnel, and others, free tenants of 
Osgodthorp, common of pasture in their woods of Belton 
(excepting in the park) for all their cattle ; goats at all 
times, and pigs between Michaelmas and Martinmas 
excepted : in exchange for similar rights (with the same 
reservations) in the fields and woods of Osgodthorp. Also, 
the same free tenants may enclose a certain piece of 
Belton Wood, namely, that lying between Fayrwaye and 
Charnewodbrok. Dat. Th. aft. F. of St. John ante 
portam latinam [6 May] 1262. French. 

100. Lease, for 20 years, by Geoffrey de Greseleye, to 
Robert de Bilneye, of a half-virgate of land, with messuage 
and meadow, in Huttisdon [Hixon], which Walter de le 
Hul sometime held. Annual rent, six shillings, for all 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 29 

services, " saluis mihi duabus aparenciis per annum curie 
mee de Morton et salvo mihi seruicio predicti Roberti 
piscendi et pandoxandi et clauos meos portandi in hospicio 
meo per tantum tempus prenominatum scilicet per viginti 
annos si seruicium suum ambobus placuerit sed unam 
robam dum mecum sit per annum habebit." Witnesses : 
Roger de Bispiston ; William Wimer ; Adam Morel, etc. 
Dat. Michaelmas, 1270. 

101. Quit-claim by Roger de la Lake de Huttisdon 
and Giliana his wife to Geoffrey de Greseleye, of six acres 
of land with messuage, etc., in Huttisdon [Hixon]. Wit- 
nesses : Dom. Philip de Chetewind ; Dom. Adam de 
Chetewind; Sewallus Tochet; Robert de Breidesale, rector 
ecclesie de Stowe ; Dat. Hingistrente, S. aft. F. of St. 
Matthew [21 Sept.] 1272. 

102. Power of Attorney by Nicholas de Segrave to 
John, his eldest son and heir, to affirm and confirm all the 
covenants between him and Merivale Abbey concerning 
an exchange of pasture in his wood of Grimswode and his 
wood of Rosliston. Witnesses : Dom. Geoffrey de Gresele ; 
Dom. Theobald de Nevile ; Thomas de Nevile ; Robert de 
Malesouere, etc. [1254-1270]. Temp. Hen. Ill (late). 
With seal of arms. 

103. Grant by Geoffrey de Greseleye, fil. et her. Dom. 
Willelmi de Gresleye, to Richard de Grecewit for his 
homage and service, of a bovate of land in Morton, an 
acre of land in Wodecroft, and six selions adjoining. 
Witnesses : Adam Morel ; William Wymer ; Richard 
Wymer, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill — Edw. I. With seal of 
arms. 

104. Lease, for lives, by Geoffrey de Greseleye, miles, 
Dominus de Morton, to John de Hutesdon, capellanus, 
and Robert, alumnus suus, of a messuage in Hutesdon 



30 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

[Hixon] with houses standing thereon, and garden, which 
lately belonged to William super-viridem de Hutesdon. 
Witnesses : Roger de Aston ; John Ridel de Morton, etc. 
Temp. Hen. Ill — Edw. I. 

105. QuiT-CLAlM by Thomas, fil. Hugonis Arfrey de 
Nortona, to Dom. Elysabet, quondam uxor Dom. Willelmi 
de Greseley, of three acres of land in Norton, lying near 
Spellowe, on Elleforlong, Sondifurlong, Appiltonstul, Kex- 
holm, for which quit-claim the said Elysabet gave the said 
Thomas twenty-one shillings and a bushel of corn. Wit- 
nesses : Dom. Ralph de Grendon ; Dom. Robert de 
Dauentre, rector of Norton ; Richard Lenoreys de Tvycros 
Gamel, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill — Edw. I. 

106. QUIT-CLAIM, in soul-alms, by Robert de Combrug 
and Matilda his wife, sometime wife of Henry, fil. persone 
de Scheyle, to Nicholas de Segrave of that part of their 
wood which fell to the same Matilda as dower from her 
first husband, who sold the wood to Dom. Stephen de 
Segrave, grandfather of the said Nicholas. Witnesses : 
William de Rydeware ; John Poutrel ; Robert del Mareys, 
etc. Temp. Hen. Ill — Edw. I. With one seal, defaced. 

107. QuiT-CLAlM by Mary, vidua, uxor quondam 
Radulphi Geysmer de Magna Sheyle, to Merivale Abbey, 
of all the land which the latter held from Ralph her late 
husband. Witnesses : Peter de Durantesthorp ; Henry, 
fil. persone de Sheyl ; Nigel le Doilur. Temp. Hen. Ill — 
Edw. I. With seal. 

108. Grant by John Godmer de Durandestorp to Meri- 
vale Abbey, of two acres of land in Great Seal, one acre 
lying at Steynildtreforlong, a half-acre on Breriforlong, and 
a half-acre on Chirchehul. Witnesses : Richard, fil. Petri 
de Durandesthorp ; Ralph Wischart ; Henry Pachet, etc. 
Temp. Hen. Ill— Edw. I. With seal, 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 3 I 

109. Grant by John Godmer de Durandesthorp to 
Merivale Abbey, of two half-acres of arable land in Seal, 
lying on Caldewellehul, etc., in exchange for two half-acres 
in the same place. Witnesses : Peter de Durandesthorp ; 
Helyas de Hocthorpe ; John Hoky de Sheyle, etc. Temp. 
Hen. Ill— Edw. I. With seal. 

no. GRANT by Ralph Godefrey de Rostlaston, with the 
assent of William his son and heir, to Ralph, son of Ralph 
Talebot, of Rosliston, his kinsman, in free marriage with 
Goda, daughter of Ralph de Raueneston, of a curtillage in 
Rostlaston [Rosliston]. Annual rent, one halfpenny at 
Easter. Witnesses : Robert de Marisco ; William de 
Caldewell ; Thomas Lowel, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill — Edw. I. 

in. GRANT by Ralph Godefrey de Rostlaston to Wil- 
liam, son and heir of Ralph de Caldewell, of three butts of 
land in the fields of Rosliston, lying in Chalwescroft 
beneath the fishpond of the said William near the path 
leading to Rosliston. Rent, a rose on the F. of St. John 
Baptist [24 June]. Witnesses : Milo de Meuton ; Roger 
de Somervill ; John de Stapenhull ; David de Drakelow, 
etc. Temp. Hen. Ill — Edw. I. 

112. GRANT by Cristiana, quondam uxor Radulfi Harle- 
wine de Rostlaston, widow, to William son and heir of Ralph 
de Caldewell, of a selion of land in the field of Rostlaston 
[Rosliston], in Le Nether-Boym. Witnesses : Ralph 
Godefrey, de Rostlaston ; Ralph Talebot, de eadem ; 
Nicholas Hopper, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill — Edw. I. 

113. GRANT, for nine shillings, half a bushel of corn 
[frumentum], and half a bushel of fine wheat [siligo], by 
Nicholas Le Hoppere de Rostlaston to Robert de Mareys 
de Rostlaston, of an acre and a half of arable land in the 
fields of Rosliston lying in Ruschefurlong, and in Kalde- 
wellesunderlondes. Rent, a rose on the F. of SS- Peter 



32 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

and Paul [29 June], Witnesses : William de Kaldewelle ; 
Ralph Thaleboth de Rostlaston ; Thomas Luvel, etc. 
Temp. Hen. Ill— Edw. I. 

1 14. Grant by Ralph Nech de Cheyle to Walter and 
Henry, sons of Giliana Nech, his sister, of a half-virgate of 
arable land in the field of Seal, which Richard, fil. Hugonis 
Nech his ancestor, had by gift from John Wichard de Cheyle, 
and a rood of meadow in Boyemedue, near the meadow 
of the grey monks and the rector's meadow. Annual 
rent, four shillings. Witnesses : Andrew de Durasthorpe ; 
Walter de Strettun ; Hugh Maheu de Stretun, etc. Temp. 
Hen. Ill — Edw. I. With fragment of seal. 

115. Quit-claim by Walter de Sheile to Henry his 
brother, of a plot of land in Nether Seal. Witnesses : 
Ralph Wischard de Sheil ; John Oky ; Geoffrey le Fiz, 
etc. Temp. Hen. Ill— Edw. I. With seal. 

116. GRANT by Ralph Wyschard, fil. et her. Johannis 
Wyschardi de Seyle, to Agnes de Wylinton and her sons 
William, Geoffrey, and Robert in succession, of four acres 
and a rood of arable land in the fields of Seal lying at 
Oxedich, Wyteleis, Putfurlong, Ravedic, Netherehasel- 
furlong, etc. Rent, a pair of white gloves at Easter, or a 
halfpenny. Witnesses : Peter de Doranthorp ; Robert 
Hasteng ; William Grym, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill — Edw. I. 
With seal. 

117. 118. Grant, in duplicate, by Ralph, fil. et her. Joh. 
Wyscard de Maiori Seyle, to Agnes de Welynton, of nine 
acres and a half and a rood of land in Greater Seal, lying 
on Haddich, Dademorfurlong, Culrewellehul, Wodehullis, 
Oxedich, Putfurlong, Steyniltrefurlong, Aspefurlong, Ne- 
therhaselfurlong, and Le Wowclondes. To hold at an 
annual rent of a pair of white gloves, value one halfpenny, 
at Easter, to the said Agnes and her sons by William, 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 33 

parson of Lullington, namely, William, Geoffrey, Robert, 
in succession. Witnesses : William, persona de Stretton ; 
Peter de Dorandestorp ; John, fil. Radulphi Oky, etc. 
Temp. Hen. Ill— Edw. I. 

1 19. QUIT-CLAIM by William Halpeni de Edeinghale to 
Agnes de Wylinton de Maiori Seyl, of two messuages in 
Greater Seal : the said Agnes and her three sons in suc- 
cession to hold the same from Ralph Wischard at an 
annual rent of twelve pence. Witnesses : Dom. Henry, 
tunc loci capellanus ; Richard de Dorantthorp ; John Oki, 
etc. Temp. Hen. Ill — Edw. I. With seal. 

120. Grant by Ralph Wyschard to Robert Paus and 
Isabel his wife, of an acre and a half of land in Chirche 
Scheyle, lying at Le Brendewode, on Lulmeshul, and on 
Hongindehaseles. Witnesses : Walter de Streton in 
Scheyle; Geoffrey le Fyz ; John Oky, etc. Temp. Hen. Ill 
— Edw. I. 

121. Similar grant of half an acre of land lying on Le 
Brendewode. Same date and witnesses. With seal of 
arms. 

122. Grant by Ralph Wychard to Henry and Walter^ 
sons of William Cheep, of half a virgate of land, with a 
rood of meadow in Lothemedwe, near the meadow of the 
Grey Monks. Rent, four shillings ; and on the death of 
the said Henry and Walter one of their best oxen or 
beasts. Witnesses : Ralph de Burgo, Dominus de Scheyle ; 
Walter de Stretton, clericus de eadem ; Walter de Gresele, 
de Dorandesthorp. Temp. Hen. Ill — Edw. I. 

123. Grant by William de Ridware to Peter Le Poher, 
miles, of the wood which Peter had by feoffment of Hamo 
Brun in the fee of Great Seal. Witnesses : Dom. William, 
tunc rector ecclesie de Lullington ; Walter de Bereford 

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34 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

Robert de Ouirton. Dat. Leicester, the morrow of F. of 
Beheading of St. John Bapt. [29 Aug.], 1273. 

124. Covenant whereby Amice, quondam uxor Ricardi 
Nel de Pakinton, quit-claims to Merivale Abbey the vir- 
gate of land in Seal, which the said Richard granted 
thereto. Witnesses : Ralph Wischard de Scheyle ; Henry 
Pachet ; John Godmer. Dat. Fr. bef. F. of St. George, M. 
[23 Apr.], 1275. With seal. 

125. Grant by Geoffrey de Gresley to William, fil. 

Henrici de , of a tenement in Hutesdon [Hixon]. 

Dat. s Edw. I [1276-7]. Injured by damp. 

126. LEASE, for thirty years, by Geoffrey de Gresley to 
William, fil. Hugonis de Wasteneys in Hutesdon, of land 
in Hutesdon. Witnesses : Robert de Bolde ; Adam Morel 
de Morton ; Robert de Frediswalle, etc. Dat. Michael- 
mas, 1279. Injured by damp. 

127. Letter, in form of indenture, from Geoffrey de 
Greseleye, miles, to William de Thamenhorn, informing 
him that he has given the annual rent of half a mark due 
to him for the said William's tenement of Thamenhorn, to 
Robert de Pipe for his lifetime. Dat. Lullington, M. aft. 
Exalt, of Holy Cross [14 Sept.], 1283. 

128. Confirmation by said Geoffrey to the same Wil- 
liam de Pipe, of the rent due from William de Tamenhorn. 
Witnesses : Robert de Freford ; Peter de Colcestre ; 
Thomas de Lynton, etc. Undated. With seal, broken. 

129. Covenant to settle disputes between William, 
Abbot of Merivale, and Nicholas de Sadgrave [Segrave] ) 
made before the Justices Itinerant at Leicester concerning 
common of pasture in the wood, late belonging to Henry, 
fil. persone de Scheyle, of Cotes, whereby the Abbey 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 35 

releases all claim to the said wood to the said Nicholas, 
and grants him permission to enclose the same with hedge 
and ditch, leaving a way, forty feet wide, for the Abbey's 
cattle to pass to their pasture in Grymswode and Rosliston. 
Witnesses : Dom. William Hamelyn ; Dom. Elyas de 
Oddeston ; Dom. William le Waleys ; William Purfrey ; 
Robert de Malesoueres. Dat. Th. before F. of St. Martin 
[u Nov.], 12 Edw. I [1284]. With seal of N. de Segrave 

130. Lease by Dom. William de Gasteneys de Colton, 
miles, to Robert de Hethecote, of the tenement in Colton 
which he acquired on lease from William de Steventon. 
Rent, four shillings. Witnesses : William Griffin de Col- 
ton ; Robert de Litelhay, de eadem : Geoffrey ad-fraxinum, 
etc. Dat. Colton, Thurs. bef. F. of Annun. of B.V. Mary 
[25 Mar.], 15 Edw. I [1287]. With seal. 

131. Lease, for lives, by Peter de Greseleye to Roger, 
fi.l. Giberti Bochard de Appelby, and Richard his brother, 
of land in Norton Heath, extending to the fields of 
Appelby. Witnesses : John de Nortun ; William de 
Croxhale ; Thomas le Harper de Appelby, etc. Dat. 
20 Edw. I [1291-2]. 

132. LEASE, for lives, by the same to Roger Gilbert de 
Appelby and Henry his son, of land in Norton Heath. 
Same witnesses. Dat, 20 Edw. I [129 1-2]. 

133. Lease, for lives, by the same to John . . . . de 
Appelby and Roger his son, of land in Norton Heath. 
Same witnesses. Dat. 20 Edw. I [1291-2]. 

134. Lease, for lives, by the same to Richard Cali de 
Appelby and Emmota his wife, of land in Norton Heath. 
Same witnesses. Dat. 20 Edw. I [1291-2]. 

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36 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

135. Lease, for lives, by the same to Simon Thomas de 
Aldustre and Alice his wife, of land in Norton Heath. 
Same witnesses. Dat 20 Edw. I [129 1-2]. 

136. Lease, for lives, by the same to Robert Franceys 
de Appelby and Margery his wife, of land in Norton Heath. 
Same witnesses. Dat. 20 Edw. I [1291-2]. 

137. Lease, for lives, by the same to Roger, fil. Rogeri 
Johan de Appelby, and Nicholas his brother, of land in 
Norton Heath. Same witnesses. Dat. 20 Edw. I 
[1291-2]. . 

138. Lease, for lives, by the same, to Richard Pollard 
de Aldustre and Margery his wife, of land in Norton Heath. 
Same witnesses. Dat. 20 Edw. I [129 1-2]. 

139. Lease, for lives, by the same to Nicholas, fil. 
Hugonis de Aldustre and Margery his wife, of land in 
Norton Heath, lying on Filowe, Sciremere, and elsewhere. 
Same witnesses. Dat. 21 Edw. I [1292-3]. 

140. Lease, for lives, by the same to John, fil. Simonis 
Johan de Appelby, and Richard his brother, of land in 
Norton Heath. Same witnesses. Dat. 22 Edw. I [1293-4]. 

141. Covenant between Richard, Dominus de Blithe- 
feld, and Dom. Geoffrey de Greseleye, concerning two 
virgates of land in Morton, which the former claims against 
the latter by writ of entry in the King's Court, before John 
de Beuerewik and others, Justices Itinerant in co. Stafford, 
whereby both parties swear on the Gospels that they will 
abide by the award of the arbitrators, namely, Dom. 
John de Kaue, Richard Spigurnel, Henry de Colton, and 
Walter de Stretton. Witnesses : William de Scheldon, 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 37 

Prior of Calewich 1 [Calwich, co. Staff.] ; Mag. John de 
Verneye ; Thomas Greim ; Peter de Gloucestria. Dat. 
21 Edw. I [1292-3]. 

142. Lease, for lives, by Peter, fil. Galfridi de Gresele, 
to Simon Colet de Aduluestre and Agnes his wife, of an 
acre of arable land on Norton Heath : the said land to 
revert to the lessor's heirs on the death of the longer liver 
of the two lessees, excepting the crop which at that time 
may be on the land. Rent, twelve pence. Witnesses : 
Roger le Freman de Norton ; William de Crocsale, de 
eadem ; Geoffrey Thorkel, de Aduluestre, etc. Late 
Edw. I. [Circ. 1294, cf. No. 143.] 

143. Lease, for lives, by Peter, fil. Dom. Galfridi de 
Gresele, to William, fil. Johannis Fabri de Aduluestre, of 
three acres of land in Norton Heath. Annual rent, three 
shillings. Witnesses : Roger Freman de Norton ; William 
de Crocsale ; Henry Gamel, etc. Dat. June, 22 Edw. I 
[1294]. 

144. Lease, for seventy- two years, by Thomas Gilbert 
de Lullinton to Robert le Hunte and Sybil his wife, of a 
virgate of land in Doranstorp [Donisthorpe]. Rent, five 
shillings. Witnesses : Nicholas de Ynguerdeby ; William, 
fil. Elye de Ottherpe ; John le Sauwage ; Richard de la 
Chapelhous de Doranstorp. Dat. Michaelmas, 23 Edw. I 

[1295]- 

145. Lease, for lives, by Peter de Gresele to Robert de 
Scheyle and Roger, fil. Rogeri Gilbert de Appleby, of two 
acres of land in Norton Heath. Rent, sixteen pence. 
Witnesses : John de Norton William de Croxhale ; Roger 
Le Fremon. Dat. Christmas Day, 26 Edw. I [1298]. 

1 In Ellaston parish Nicholas de Greseleia, fil. Nigel, founded a 
convent of Black Friars here and gave it to Kenilworth Priory before 
1 148. Cf. Erdeswick, Survey of Staffordshire. 



38 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

146. GRANT by Geoffrey de Gresele, fill. Willelmi de 
Gresele, to Henry, fll. Ade de Caluhul, of land in Kingu- 
stone. Witnesses : Adam, fil. Walteri ; Walter, fil. Ade ; 
William de Holihurst, etc. Late 13th cent. 

147. GRANT by Dom. Geoffrey de Greseley, miles, to 
John Didel de Morton, of half an acre of land with 
meadow adjacent in Morton, formerly held by John Pre- 
positus, a messuage which Engleys de Morton sometime 
held, a messuage with twelve acres of arable land, and 
three acres of meadow which William Didel, father of the 
above John sometime held, in Morton, an acre of meadow 
in Colmore, a " forera" of land " apud tres colles gallice 
thre Lowen" near the King's Highway, and other lands in 
Morton. Rent, eighteen shillings. Witnesses : Roger de 
Aston ; Robert de Wolseleye ; William Meuerel, vicarius 
de Colewich ; Robert de Rydeware. Temp. Edw. I. With 
seal. 

148. LEASE, for lives, by Geoffrey de Greseylege, Knt, 
to William, fil. Henrici de le Heth and Alice his wife, of 
all that land, tenement, and meadow which Henry, father 
of the lessee, sometime held in Hucesdon [HixonJ. Wit- 
nesses : Robert le Wyte ; Richard Wymar de Morton ; 
Robert de Hampton, clericus. Temp. Edw. I. With seal. 

149-151. Three Indentures of lease by Geoffrey de 
Greseley, the particulars of which are illegible. Temp. 
Edw. I. 

152. GRANT by Fr. Richard, Prior, and the Priory of 
Gresley, to Geoffrey de Greseley, fil. et her. Dom. Willelmi 
de Greseley, of a piece of woodland " cum vestura" in Seal, 
which the Priory held by grant from William fil. Henrici 
persone de Seyle. Witnesses : Dom. Henry de Appleby ; 
Dom. Robert de la Warde ; John Grym. Temp. Edw. I. 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 39 

1 S3- Grant by John, fil. Hugonis deCoIton, to William 
Wisse de Rugelege, of four selions of land in Colton " apud 
novam terram". Witnesses : William de Puteo de Rugelege ; 
Richard de Puteo de eadem ; Roger de Staventon, etc. 
Temp. Edw. I. With seal, broken. 

154. Grant by Thomas, fil. Hugonis de Norton, to Dom. 
Geoffrey de Gresele, chief lord of Norton, of his capital 
messuage in the vill of Norton, and land lying on Spellow, 
Fuadepol, etc. Witnesses: John de No[r]ton ; William 
de Crocsale ; Richard de Kyngesleye, eo tempore senes- 
callus. [1270- 1 304.] 

155. GRANT by Robert Champeneys de Magna Scheyle 
to Robert le Walkere de Scheyle, of a toft with part of the 
house of the said Robert in the vill of Seal. Rent, a rose, 
at Midsummer. Witnesses : Ralph Wichard de Sheyle ; 
William Henri, de eadem ; Ralph Oky, etc. Temp. 
Edw. I. 

156. Grant by William, fil. Henrici clerici de Magna 
Sheyle, to Merivale Abbey, of arable land in the field of 
Seal, namely, beyond Le Chircheweye, near the land some- 
time belonging to John Oky. Witnesses : Ralph Wis- 
chard ; Geoffrey de Picwelle ; William Phelipe, etc. Temp. 
Edw. I. With seal. 

157. Lease and quit-claim by William, fil. Walteri, fil. 
Willelmi de Henoure, to Roger, fil. Walteri de Rideware, 
dominus de Seile, his lord, of three half-acres of land in the 
fields of Seal, lying on Longemeres, Steynildestreforlong, 
and on Houerewerelondes. Witnesses : Richard de 
Durandesthorp ; Hugh, fil. Mathei de Stretton ; Ralph 
ad-boscum, etc. Temp. Edw. I. With seal. 

158. GRANT by John Oky de Linton to Reginald de 
Hestwode, of two selions of land, in Linton, of which one 



40 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

lies in Fuleflow, and the other in Sepeshusfurlong, with 
three halfpence annual rent, one penny due from Peter de 
Pecco, and a half-penny from Robert de Beuerley. Rent, 
a rose at midsummer. Witnesses : John Grym ; Ranulf 
Oky ; Enge de Greseley, and others. Temp. Edw. I. 

159. Quit-claim by William de Wauere, Abbot, and 
the Convent of Merivale, to Nicholas de Segrave, of com- 
mon of pasture for his cattle in Grymswode and Rosliston 
Wood with a chace in Le Hautboys, so that the said 
Nicholas may enclose the said woods and have them " in 
suo separabili" : in exchange for four acres of his wood in 
Le Hautboys in Seal. The said Nicholas also, with con- 
sent of John his son and heir, grants to the said Abbey 
permission to enclose " et in separabili optinere" all that 
piece of land which they formerly acquired, " ad fugacionem 
averiorum suorum ad pasturam suam de Grymswode et 
Rothlastonewode", with land called La Gore. Witnesses : 
Dom. Geoffrey de Gresele, Robert de la Warde, Theobald 
de Nevyle, Knights ; Dom. Hugh de Kaue, rectof ecclesie 
de Clyfton, etc. Temp. Edw. I. With seal of arms of 
N. de Segrave. 

160. Grant by Ralph Wichard de Scheyle to Henry 
and Walter, sons of Juliana le Neche de Scheyle, of all the 
toft and croft which Martin sometime held in Seal. Wit- 
nesses : John Oky de Scheyle ; Geoffrey le Fys, de eadem ; 
William Aleyn, de eadem, etc. Temp. Edw. I. With 
seal. 

161. Quit-claim by Ralph, fil. Johannis Wiscard, to 
John, fil. Walteri de Wedon, of an acre of arable land in 
Seal, in Gretteneforlong, with the homage and service of 
Walter, fil. Willelmi le Neche, and twelve pence rent from 
a toft and croft which he holds in Seal. Rent, a rose on 
the F. of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June]. Witnesses : 



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Richard, fil. Petri de Durantistorp ; John Oky ; Ralph de 
Bosco. Temp. Edw. I. 

162. Lease, for lives, by Peter de Greseleye, fil. et her. 
Dom. Galfridi de Greseleye, to Nicholas Russel de Appelby 
and Matilda Hauwys his wife, of three acres of land and a 
rood of waste land in Norton Heath, near the road leading 
from Twycros to Clifton, and other land near the same 
road. Same witnesses. Dat. % Norton, S. aft. F. of St. 
Dunstan [21 Oct.], 29 Edw. 1 [1301]. 

163. LEASE, for lives, by the same to Richard Pollard 
de Alduluestre and Ralph his son, of eight acres of land in 
Norton Heath, lying near the King's highway leading 
from Alduluestre [Austrey, co. Warw.] towards Norton. 
Rent, eight shillings. Witnesses : William de Crocsale de 
Norton : Thomas le Harpour, de Appelby ; William 
Thorkel, etc. Dat. Norton, Mor. of F. of SS. Tiburtius 
and Valerian [14 Apr.], 30 Edw. I [1302]. 

164. Lease, for lives, by the same to Simon Colet de 
Alduluestre and Agnes his wife, of an acre of arable land 
in Norton Heath. Same witnesses. Undated. 

165. Quit-claim by Peter de Gresele to John de 
Segrave, of three pieces of waste land in the fields of 
Gresley, Lynton, Rosliston, Cotene, and Lullington. Dat. 
Gresley, F. of Inv. of Holy Cross [3 May], 33 Edw. I 
[1304]. French. 

166. Grant by William de Snarkeston in Meysam to 
Richard, fil. Rogeri de Nayleston in Snarkeston, of two 
roods of land at Flote, near the land of the Prior of Repton. 
Witnesses: Robert de Croumwalle de Meysam ; William 
Fraunke ; Thomas Wymond, etc. Dat. Snarkeston, Th. 
bef. F. of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 33 Edw. I [1305]. With seal. 



42 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

167. Bond by Robert de Lynton, to give back to Godfrey 
le Venur two selions of land which he holds as a pledge for 
a debt of ten shillings, whenever the said Godfrey, after a 
term of three crops, shall be willing to pay the said sum. 
Witnesses ■ Nicholas de Bedenhal ; Thomas de Aula ; 
Henry de Chorleymor. Dat. S. bef. F. of St. Thomas Ap. 
[21 Dec], 34Edw. I [1305]. 

168. Lease, for lives, by Peter de Greseleye to Robert 
de Scheyle and Matilda de Aminton, of an acre of land in 
Norton Heath, on Le Brounhil. Rent, fourteen pence. 
Witnesses : Henry de Norton ; William de Croxhale ; 
Roger le Fremon, etc. Temp. Edw. I (late). 

169. Grant by William de Marisco de Rostelaston to 
William le Waleys de Walton and Agnes his wife, of five 
acres in Rostliston field, lying at Drakelowemere, Gretten- 
furlong, Le Toftes, Hungerhill, Le Peteputtes, and 
Axfurlong (outside the priest's garden). Witnesses : 
Roger Adam de Walton ; William Dunstan ; Robert de 
Fynderne, etc. Dat. Rosliston, Th. in Whitsun week 
[2 June], 1 Edw. II [1308]. 

170. 171. Grant, in duplicate, by John de Meysham, fil. 
Willelmi de Meysham, to Richard, fil. Rogeri de Nailiston, 
of three half-acres of land in the field of Meisham 
[co. Derby], lying on Redhul, Chul towards Fulsiche, 
Watermedwe, and elsewhere. Witnesses : Robert de 
Crumbwelle, de Meysham ; William de Swepston, clericus ; 
John de Nayliston, etc. Dat. Meisham, Morr. of F. of 
Nat. of St. John Bapt. [25 June], 1 Edw. II [1308]. With 
seal. 

172. Quit-claim by William, fil. Johannis de Meisham, 
to Richard, fil. Rogeri de Naileston, of arable land in 
Meisham ; on Chul towards Fulsiche, between the land 
of the Prior of Repton, and the land of Roger Henri de 



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Appulby. Witnesses : William de Meisham ; Thomas, 
fil. Rogeri de Snarkeston ; Nicholas Stake, de eadem, etc. 
Circ. 1308. 

173. Covenant to settle disputes between Thomas de 
Rideware, and the Abbey of Merivale, whereby, on the 
intervention of Walter de Baa and Robert de Stoke, the 
said Thomas releases to the Abbey all claim to common of 
pasture in the heath and waste of Shertwode in Over Seal, 
and in the wood La Gore, on which release the said Abbey 
is to give the said Thomas a palfrey, etc. Dat. Seal, 
Wed. aft. F. of St. John a. p. 1. [6 May], 6 Edw. II [1313]. 
With seal of arms. 

174. GRANT by Thomas de Rideware, Dominus de 
Magna Sheyle, to Merivale Abbey, that they may enclose 
their meadow in Great Seal called Le Mormedewe, near 
le Tounhous, and a certain piece of land before the gate of 
the sheep fold towards Childecote, in return for which the 
said Thomas may enclose all his meadow of Seal called 
Le Mormedewe, the Abbey reserving common of pasture 
as long as the meadows are not enclosed. Witnesses : 
Dom. Walter de Baa ; Dom. Richard Le Vernun ;_Dom. 
Henry de Appulby, knights, etc. Dat. Great Seal, 
Fr. aft. F. of St. Augustine [26 May], 13 14. With seal of 
arms. 

175. GRANT by Hugh, clericus de Chirchesheylle, to 
John le Coupere and Isabella his wife, of land in the fields 
of Seal, lying on Le Sties, near the land of Gresley Priory, 
at Mapelenestomb, near the land of Merivale Abbey, at 
Fouracres and in Dademour. Witnesses : John Oky ; 
William Wyschard ; Richard Oky, etc. Dat. Seal, S. aft. 
F. of St. Dunstan [21 Oct.], 9 Edw. II [1315]. 

176. Lease, for twelve years, by John Oky to Roger, fil. 
Ricardi de Aula de Durantherp, and Cibilla his wife, of a 



44 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

messuage in Nether Seal, situated near Le Mulnelone. 
Rent, a rose, at Midsummer. Witnesses : William Wichard, 
de Netherscheyl ; Geoffrey le Fiz ; Robert Molendinarius 
etc. Dat. Seal, S. Vigil of Purif. of the B. V. Mary [i Feb.] 
9 Edw. II [1316]. 

177. Lease by Stephen de Segrave, in the name of his 
lord and father, John, Lord of Segrave, to William le 
Warde, de Cotene, of the Mill of Rosliston, with suit of 
court. Rent, twenty shillings and sixpence : the said 
William finding as surety to observe the conditions of the 
lease Richard Deveneshire de Cotene. Dat. Tues. aft. 
F. of St. Chad, Bp. [2 Mar.], 9 Edw. II [13 16]. 

178. Confirmation by William Wyschard, fil. Radulfi 
Wyschard, of a grant by his tenant Hugh, clericus de 
Chirchesheylle, to John le Coupere de Sheylle and Isabella 
his wife, of land in the fields of Seal, on payment of annual 
rent of fourpence to the said William as chief lord. 
Witnesses : John Oky ; Geoffrey le Fuz ; Robert le Fuz, 
etc. Dat. Seal, S. aft. F. of Holy Trinity [6 June], 9 Edw. II 
[1316]. 

179. Grant, for life, by William, fil. Willelmi Wychard, 
and Geoffrey, Ralph, and Peregrine, his brothers, to their 
father, William Wychard, of the capital messuage which 
they acquired by grant from their father, with arable land 
in the fields of the same town. Rent, a rose, at Mid- 
summer. Witnesses : Dom. Thomas de Rideware and 
Henry de Appelbi, milites ; Osbert de Stretton, etc. 
Dat. Church Seal, F. of Nat. of B. V. Mary [8 Sept.], 
10 Edw. II [1316]. 

180. Grant by William, fil. Willelmi de Cardewryge de 
Ouerschell, to Elyas, fil. Willelmi le Herdmon de Cherches- 
chell, of three roods of land in the fields of Over Seal. 
Witnesses : John Oky ; Robert le Fiz ; Richard Oky, etc. 



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Dat. Church Seal, Tu. on F. of St. Thomas [21 Dec], 
IO Edward II [1316]. Copy. 

181. LEASE, for lives, by Geoffrey, fil. et her. Dom Petri 
de Greselegh, militis, to Agnes, relicta Willelmi de 
Chesturschyre de Hughtesdon and Michael her son, of a 
moiety of one virgate of land and meadow in Hughtesdon 
[Hixon], which the said William held during his life from 
the said Geoffrey. Witnesses : Roger de Aston ; Richard 
de Blythefeld ; Henry le Whyte de Hughtesdon, and others. 
Dat. Morton, S. aft. F. of St. Peter in cathedra [22 Feb.], 
10 Edw. II [13 17]. 

182. Grant by Andrew, fil. Radulfi Wyschard, to 
Osbert, fil. Walteri Domini de Stretton, of two cottages, 
with land, in Church Seal. Witnesses : Dom. Henry de 
Appelby, miles ; John Oky ; Richard Henry ; Robert 
Dyvelyn de Stretton. Dat. F. of Ann. of B. V. Mary 
[25 Mar.], 10 Edw. II [13 17]. 

183. Lease, for twenty years, by William Champeney 
de Nethere Sheyle to John de Normynton, miller, of a plot 
of land in Nether Seal lying near Mill Lane. Rent, a 
rose, at midsummer ; but after the term of twenty years, 
twenty shillings yearly. Witnesses : Geoffrey le Fiz ; 
William Wychard ; John Oky, etc. Dat. F. of St. Am- 
brose [4 Apr.], 10 Edw. II [13 17]. With seal. 

184 GRANT by Ralph, fil. Radulfi de Seyle, to Robert 
Paus de Sheylle, of a rood of land in Church Seal. Wit- 
nesses : Robert le Fuz ; Richard Oky ; Geoffrey le Fuz, 
etc. Dat. M. aft. F of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 10 Edw. II 
[13 17]. With seal. 

185. GRANT by Geoffrey, fil. Petri de Greseleye, to 
Hugh Gernon, persona ecclesie de Ylkesleye, of all his 
manor of Morton, with villeins, their "sequele", chattells, 



46 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

etc., and all his lands, and tenements which the said 
Geoffrey holds in Morton and Huccesdon [Hixon]. The 
said Geoffrey grants to the said Hugh all the rents which 
Thomas, Peter, Edmund, Robert, and Roger, his brothers 
hold on lease from Peter de Greseleye his father in the 
same places, together with the manor of Hyngeston and 
the mill there. Witnesses : Roger de Aston ; Richard de 
Blythefelt ; Adam de Ruggelye ; Richard de Wolseleye, 
etc. Dat. F. of Ann. of B. V. Mary [25 Mar.], 11 Edw. II 
[13 1 8]. With seal of arms (rim broken). 

186. Quit-claim by William Le Fiz de Maiori Scheie 
to Roger Reyner de Cliftun, of arable land in Seal, lying 
on Longefurlong. Witnesses : Geoffrey le Fiz de Scheyle; 
Richard Okey ; William, clericus de Scheyle, etc. Dat. 
Vig. of Ascension [1 June], 11 Edw. II [13 18]. 

187. GRANT by Robert, fil. Roberti Le Fyz de Chirche- 
sheyle to Dom. Richard de Twyford, capellanus, of two 
pieces of land in Church Seal, lying on Gosemedwe, and 
five acres of land in Seal lying on Stonyfurlong, Aymeshul, 
Fernyfurlong, Caldwellehul, and elsewhere. Dat. F. of St. 
Vincent [22 Jan.], 13 Edw. II [1320]. 

188. Covenant between John Okey and Sire William 
de la Warde for the marriage of John, eldest son of the 
former, with Maud de Schftynton, " su nurrie". Dat. 
Alduluestre [Austrey], Fr. F. of St. Benedict [21 Mar.], 
13 Edw. II [1320]. French. 

189. Grant by John Oky, Senior, to his son John Oky, 
of all his lands and tenements in Nether Seal. Witnesses : 
William Wychard ; Richard Henry ; Clement Pachet ; 
Henry Drake de Tamworth, confector presentis carte, etc. 
Dat. 5 Id. Apr. [9 Apr.], 13 Edw. II [1320]. With seal. 



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190. Similar grant of all his goods and chattels in Nether 
Seal. Same date. 

191, 192. LEASE, and counterpart, by John Oky, junior, to 
his father John Oky, senior, for his life, of a messuage and 
virgate of land in Nether Seal. Rent, a rose at midsummer 
Witnesses : Jerard de Seckyndon ; William Wychard de 
Sheyle ; Clement Pachet, etc. Dat. Wed. aft. F. of St. 
Augustine [May 26], 13 Edw. II [1320]. 

193, 194. Lease, and counterpart, by John Oky, junior, 
to John Oky, senior, for his life, of a moiety of a virgate of 
land in Nether Seal, the latter covenanting to supply food 
and clothing to the said John his son and Matilda his wife. 
Same witnesses and date. 

195. Grant by William de Brewode, of Church Seal, to 
Ralph his son, of six acres of land in Nether Seal. Wit- 
nesses : William Wychard ; John Oky ; Robert Miller, 
etc. Dat. F. of St. Barnabas [11 June], 13 Edw. II [1320]. 

196. GRANT by William, fil. Henrici le Fuz de 
Sheylle, to William, fil. Roberti le Fuz, de Sheylle, 
of land in the fields of Church Seal, lying on Wytehull, 
Lyllemeshull, and Cliftondygk. Witnesses : John Oky ; 
William Wyschard ; Richard Henry, etc. Dat. F. of St 
Matthew [21 Sept.], 14 Edw. II [1320]. 

197. Lease, for thirty years, by Richard Durant, de 
Walton super Trent, to William Talebot de Rostelaston, 
of land in Walton, lying on Le Breche, etc. Rent, a rose, 
at midsummer. Witnesses : William Dunstan de Wallton ; 
John Traynel, de eadem, and others. Dat. Michaelmas, 
14 Edw. II [1320]. 

198. Lease, for lives, by Thomas de Rideware Ham- 
stall, miles, to Gilbert Henry de Yoxhale, and to his sons 



48 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

William, Richard, and John, in succession, of one virgate 
of land in Church Seal which Henry Oky sometime held. 
Witnesses : Dom. Richard de Tweyford, capellanus ; 
William Vichard de Scheyle, etc. Dat. Seal, F. of Cir- 
cumcision, 14 Edw. II [1321]. With seal. 

199. Lease by Richard Toucchet de Snarkeston to 
Osbert de Stretton, Dominus de Stretton, of an acre of 
arable land in Church Seal. Witnesses : John Oky de 
Sheylle ; Robert Le Fuz ; Richard Oky, and others. Dat. 
Seal, Thursd. aft. F. of St. Agatha [5 Feb.], 14 Edw. II 
[1321]. 

200. Grant by Richard Henry de Magna Scheyle to 
Merivale Abbey, of arable land in Nether Seal, lying at 
Colrewallemor, in exchange for arable land in Over Seal, 
lying on Le Flates. Witnesses : William Wychard ; John 
Oky ; Clement Pachet. Dat. Seal, F. of St. Peter ad 
vincula [1 Aug.], 16 Edw. II [1322]. With seal. 

201. GRANT by Ralph Mechel de Roslaston to William 
Talbot, junior, de Roslaston, of land in Rosliston. Wit- 
nesses : Robert Fabel ; Stephen le Warde ; William le 
Warde. Dat. Rosliston, Tu. aft. F. of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 
16 Edw. II [1322]. 

202. Quit-claim by Matilda Gilbert de Lullinton, 
widow, to William, fil. Radulfi Wychard de Maiori Sheyl, 
of a tenement with houses built thereon in Seal, which she 
acquired by grant from John de Lullinton her brother. 
Witnesses : Thomas Walrand de Lullinion ; John Oky ; 
Richard Henry. Dat. Seal, F. of Ann. of B. V. Mary 
[25 Mar.], 16 Edw. II [1323]. 

203. Grant by Robert Nichol de Rostelaston to Wil- 
liam Talebot, senior, de Rostelaston, of two parts of a 
messuage and of land in Rosliston, which he formerly held, 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 49 

as it was divided between him and Cecily his late daughter. 
Witnesses : Richard Mareys ; Robert Mareys ; Ralph 
Michel, etc. Dat. F. of Ascension [5 May], 16 Edw. II 
[1323]- 

204. Grant by Hugh, clericus de Maiori Sheylle, to 
William, fil. Roberti Le Fiz, de eadem Sheylle, of arable 
land in Great Seal, lying in Heye Mukelhull. Witnesses : 
John Oky ; Richard Henry ; Clement Pachet, etc. Dat. 
M. aft. F. of St. Edith Virg. [14 May], 16 Edw. n [1323]. 

205. Quit-claim by Mariota, relicta quondam Willelmi 
Huelin, de Meisham in comitatu Derbeye, to William, fil. 
Radulphi Wychard de Chirchesheyle, of a tenement in 
Seal which the said William had by grant from John de 
Lullinton. Witnesses : John Oky ; Richard Henry ; 
William, clericus de Scheyl, and others. Dat. S. aft. F. of SS. 
Peter and Paul [29 June], 16 Edw. II [1323]. With seal. 

206. GRANT by William, clericus de Maiori Sheyle, to 
John, fil. Willelmi, fil. Galfridi, atte Wode de eadem villa, 
of arable land in the fields of Great Seal, " in cultura que 
dicitur atte Rede Forde", one head of which abuts on the 
meadow of the Rector of Seal, which is called Tithe- 
medewe, and the other on Caldewallehil. Witnesses : 
Osbert, Dominus de Stretton ; John Oky ; William 
Wychard. Dat. S. aft. F. of St. Laurence [2 Feb.], 
17 Edw. II [1324]- 

207. 208. LEASE, in duplicate, by John, fil. et her. Walteri 
de Stratton de Churche Scheyl, to Mag. William de Palles- 
word and Margery his wife, of a messuage in Church Seal, 
lying within the messuage of Thomas de Rideware, miles, 
which Margery de Blacfordeby holds for life from the said 
Thomas. Rent, a rose, at Midsummer. Witnesses : John 
Oky; William Wychard; Richard Oky, etc. Dat. W. 
aft. Epiphany [6 Jan.], 18 Edw. II [1325]- 

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SO THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

209. Quit-claim by John, fil. Walteri de Stratton, to 
Mag. William de Polleswort and Margery his wife, of the 
tenement which he now holds in Great Seal. Witnesses : 
John Oky ; Richard Henri ; Richard Oky. Dat. Seal, F. 
of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 18 Edw. II [1325]. 

210. Grant by William Bate de Durandesthorp to 
John, fil. Walteri de Strettona and Isabella his wife, 
daughter of the grantor, of his capital messuage in Church 
Seal, and all his meadows, tenements, rents, services, and 
reversions in Church Seal, Over Seal, Donisthorpe, and 
Okttorp [Oakthorpe], co. Leic. Witnesses : Roger de 
Aula de Durandesthorp ; Roger del Chapelhous ; John 
Mold, etc. Dat. Trinity Sunday [2 June], 18 Edw. II 
[1325]- 

211. Grant by Hugh le Clerc de Sheyle to Dom. 
Thomas de Rydeware, miles, Dominus de Sheyle and 
Dom. Isabella his wife, of a " forera" [? headland] of land 
in Church Seal, lying in Le Haselfeld. Witnesses : John 
Oky ; Richard Henry ; Richard Oky, etc. Dat. Fr. after 
F. of St. Germain, Bp. [31 July], 19 Edw. II [1325]. With 
seal. 

212. Grant by John, fil. et her. Johannis Oky, with his 
father's consent, to John in le Huyrne de Sheylle, of half 
an acre of land in the fee of Seal, lying in Le Wode- 
hullus, and abutting on the monks' wood. Witnesses : 
William Wyschard ; Richard Henry ; Robert Oky. Dat. 
F. of St. Martin [11 Nov.], 19 Edw. II [1325]. 

213. 214. Grant, in duplicate, by Geoffrey, fil. et her. 
Petri de Gresleye, militis, to Alice, fil. Reginaldi le Blake 
de Longcdon and to Adam her son, of a messuage and 
moiety of a virgate of land in Huttesdon al. Hughtesdon 
[Hixon], late held by Oding in-le-Hurne. Rent, una 
galanda rosarum, at Midsummer, and twenty shillings 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. ST 

yearly to Richard, the grantor's brother, for all services and 
customs, saving two appearances at the grantor's court at 
Morton Manor at Easter and Michaelmas. Witnesses : 
Geoffrey de Wasteneys ; Philip de Chetewynd ; Henry de 
Heywode, etc. Dat. M. bef. F. of St. Mark [25 Apr.], 
1 Edw. Ill [1327]. 

215. Warrant to the Sheriff of co. Leicester to deliver 
seisin of the third part of a messuage, with meadow, in 
Church Seal, which William Wichard de Sheyle, Senior, 
has recovered in the King's Court against John Dicsone de 
Tarn worth and Alice his wife by assise of new disseisin. 
Dat. Loughborough, 21 Sept., 1 Edw. Ill [1327]. 

216. GRANT by John, fil. Johannis Oky, to Robert, fil. 
Willelmi de Brewode, of a rood of land in Sheyle, lying on 
Wodehull. Witnesses : William Wischard de Sheyle ; 
Richard Henry ; Richard Oky. Dat. S. bef. F. of St. 
Thomas [21 Dec], 1 Edw- III [1327]. 

217. Lease, for lives, by Geoffrey, fil. et her. Petri de 
Greseley, militis, to Richard, fil. Thome de Borenton and 
Avice his wife, of a messuage in Huccesdon. Witnesses : 
Roger de Aston ; William le Freynche ; William Bisschop, 
and others. Dat. 1 Edw. Ill [1327-8]. 

218. Grant by Hugh, clericus de Chirchesheyl, to 
Hemeric, fil. Willelmi de Brewod, of arable land in the 
field of Church Seal. Witnesses ; Roger, Dominus de 
Dorentesthorpe ; John Oky ; William Wichard, etc. Dat. 
Seal, F. of St. Vincent [22 Jan.], 1 Edw. Ill [1328]. 

219. Grant by John Oky, Senior, and John his son, to 
William, fil. Willelmi de Brewod in Sheyl, and Robert his 
brother, of two roods of land in Nether Seal, " in cultura 
qua dicitur Lacressement." Witnesses : William Wichard ; 

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52 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

Richard Henrici ; Richard Oky. Dat. S. aft. F. of St. 
Valentine [14 Feb.], 3 Edw. Ill [1329]. With seal. 

220. Grant by William, clericus, fil. Radulphi Attewode 
de Chirchesheyl, to Dom. Ralph dictus Waleys de Shepes- 
heued, capellanus, of a selion of land in the field of Church 
Seal on Wodehilles. Witnesses : Dom. Edmund de Ap- 
pelby, mil. ; Dom. William de Staunton, mil. ; Hugh, 
persona de Sheyl ; John Oky, etc. Dat. Seal, S. aft. F. of 
St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 3 Edw. Ill [1329]. 

221. Quit-claim by John, fil. Walteri de Stretton, to 
Ralph, fil. Willelmi Wychard de Sheyl, of twelve pence 
annual rent issuing from his tenement in Church Seal, and 
of an acre of arable land in Gretenefurlong in the same 
place, being in the hands of Richard Tuchet de Snarkeston. 
Witnesses : John Oky ; Richard Henrici ; Dom. Ralph, 
capellanus de Sheyl, etc. Dat. S. bef. F. of St. Margaret 
[20 July], 3 Edw. Ill [1329]. 

222. Grant by William, fil. et her. Radulfi Wyschard de 
Sheyle, to Peregrine his son, chaplain, of the messuage 
with houses built thereon, etc., in Seal (which houses 
Robert, fil. Henrici le Fuz, Rachel his wife, and Robert 
their son, hold for their lives), with reversion, if the said 
Peregrine die, " sine assignato per litteram suam constituto 
in forma iuris", to Ralph his brother, son of the grantor. 
Witnesses : Dom. Edmund de Appelby, miles ; Dom. 
William, rector ecclesie de Stretton ; John Oky, etc. Dat. 
S. aft. F. of Inv. of Holy Cross [3 May], 4 Edw. Ill 
[i33o]. 

223. Covenant of lease by Dom. Isabel de Rideware, 
to John, dictus Blunt, of that messuage in Seal in which 
the latter dwells with Cecily his wife, and ten acres of 
arable land which the said Cecily acquired on lease from 
Dom. Thomas de Rideware for her life in the fields of 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 53 

Seal. Witnesses : William, dictus Heyward ; Richard 
Loret ; Emeric Oky, etc. Dat. Wed. aft. F. of St. 
Barnabas [11 June], 4 Edw. Ill [1330]. 

224. Grant by William, fil. Willelmi Wychard de 
Chirchesheyl, to Dom. Peregrine his brother, chaplain, of 
arable land in the fields of Church Seal, lying on Dademor, 
Wowelondes (near the land of Dom. Isabella de Rideware), 
Wodefeld, " in cultura de Oxedich", and at Chirchebrigg 
in Estfeld. Witnesses : Dom. Edmund de Appelby, 
miles ; Hugh, persona de Sheyl ; Mag. William, persona 
de Stretton, etc. Dat. W. aft. Nat. of St. John Bapt. 
[24 June], 4 Edw. Ill [1330]. With seal. 

225. Grant by the same to the same, with Ralph their 
brother, of arable land in Church Seal, lying in Dademor, 
Wodefeld on Oxedich, Estfild at Chirchebrigg, and on 
Wowelondes. Rent, a rose, at midsummer. Same wit- 
nesses and date. With seal. 

226. Grant by John Okey de Sheyl, senior, to Dom. 
Ralph dictus Waleys, capellanus de Shepesheued, of arable 
land in Church Seal lying at Wylkesforde. Witnesses : 
Dom. Edmund de Appelby, mil. ; William de Staunton, 
mil.; William Wychard, etc. Dat. W. bef. F. of St 
Dunstan [21 Oct.], 4 Edw. Ill [1330]. 

227. LEASE, for lives, by Geoffrey de Gresley to William 
de le Heth and Alice his wife, of land in Huxtesdon 
[Hixon]. Dat. Easter [4 Edw. Ill 1330]. 

At the back, a similar lease to Richard, fil. Margerie 
[le Heth] in the same place. Dat. 4 Edw. Ill [1330]. 
Much damaged by damp. 

228. Confirmation by William, fil. Radulphi Wychard, 
of his son William's grant [cf. Nos. 224, 225] of three 
acres and a half of land in Seal, to Dom. Peregrine, chap- 



54 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

lain, his son. Witnesses : Dom. William de Staunton and 
Edmund de Appelby, milites ; John Oky, etc. Dat. F. of 
Ass. of B. V. Mary [15 Aug.], 5 Edw. Ill [1331]- With 
seal. 

229. LEASE by Dame Isabel de Rideware, Dame de 
Sheyl, to Margery dau. of William Morel de Falde, of the 
tenement and the ten acres of arable land which John le 
Blunt held in Seal. Witnesses : John Oky ; William 
Phelip ; William Heyward. Dat. Michaelmas Day, 5 
Edw. Ill [1331]. French. 

230. Grant by William, fil. Roberti le Fiz de Chirche- 
sheyl, to Dom. Ralph Waleys, capellanus de Shepesheued, 
of three selions of arable land lying together in Henginde- 
haseles in Church Seal. Witnesses : William Wychard ; 
John Oky ; Richard Oky, etc. Dat. W. aft. F. of St. 
Cedde, Bp. [2 Mar.], 6 Edw. Ill [1332]. 

231. GRANT by Geoffrey Wychard to Dom. Ralph 
Walsche, of half an acre of land on Brendewode in Nether 
Seal. Witnesses : Richard Loret ; William Clerk ; Richard 
Hanri, etc. Dat. F. of St. John Baptist [24 June], 6 Edw. 
Ill [1332]. With seal. 

232. Grant by Ralph Le Walsche, de Schepesheued, 
capellanus, to John, fil. Sibille Schot de Kyngesbromle, of 
Seal, of three acres and a half and a rood of arable land in 
Nether Seal, with remainder, if the said John die without 
direct heirs, to William his brother. Rent, six pence, on 
St. Barnabas Day. Witnesses : William Wychart ; Richard 
Loret ; John Oky, etc. Dat. S. aft. F. of St. James [25 
July], 6 Edw. Ill [1332]. 

233. 234. Final Concord, with counterpart, whereby 
William, fil. Willelmi Wychard, conveys to William, fil. 
Radulphi Wychard, a messuage and land in Nether Seal. 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 55 

Dat. Midsummer Term (and subsequently at Martinmas 
Term). 6 Edw. Ill [1332]. 

235. Grant by Richard Henry de Sheyle to Robert, fil. 
Willelmi de Brewod de Scheyle, of arable land in the field 
of Seal, near the cross standing in Le Lycheweye. 
Witnesses : John Oky ; Richard Lorret; William Phelipp ; 
etc. Dat. S. aft. F. of St. Philip and St. James [1 May], 
7 Edw. Ill [1333]. 

236. LEASE, for life, by Margaret que fuit uxor Galfridi 
de Greselegh to Adam in le Mor de Wolseleye, of a moiety 
of the messuage and tenement which William de Morhay 
holds from the said Margaret in Morton ; with remainder 
on the said Adam's death, to John, fil. Willelmi de 
Bylynton, and Lettice his wife for their lives. Witnesses : 
Thomas, fil. Felicie de Wolseleye ; John Abotheway ; 
William Rydel, etc. Dat. Morton, F. of St. Hilary 
[13 Jan.], 7 Edw. Ill [1334]. 

237. Grant by William de Brewode de Scheyl to 
William, his elder son, and his heirs, of one part of his 
messuage, with arable land in Seal. Witnesses : William 
Phelip ; Richard Loret ; John Oky, etc. Dat. S. bef. F. of 
St. Barnabas [11 Jan.], 8 Edw. Ill [1334]. 

238. Quit-claim by Richard, fil. Hemerici Oky, pistoris 
de Scheyl to Hemeric de Brewod, of the arable land in 
Seal, which Hemeric his father granted to John de 
Barynton. Witnesses : William Wichard ; John Oky ; 
Richard Loret, etc. Dat. S. aft. F. of St. Barnabas 
[11 June], 8 Edw. Ill [1334]- 

239. Grant by Clement Pachet de Sheyle to John, fil. 
Willelmi, fil. Galfridi de Sheyle, and to Henry, son of the 
said Clement, of land in Great Seal ; with reversion on the 
said John's death to the grantor and Isabella his wife. 



56 THE GRESLEV CHARTERS. 

Rent, a rose, at Midsummer. Witnesses : John de Stondle, 
rector of Seal ; William Wyschard ; Richard de Stretton. 
Dat, M. aft. F. of St. Clement [17 Nov.], 8 Edw. Ill 
[1334]- 

240. Quitclaim by Margaret que fuit uxor Galfridi 
de Greseleye to Matilda que fuit uxor Ricardi Wymare, of 
a messuage and bovate of- land in Morton. Dat. Morton, 
Christmas Eve, 8 Edw. Ill [1334]. With seal. 

241. Grant by Hemeric Brewod de Sheyl to Robert 
his brother, of a rood of arable land at Le Brendewod in 
Seal, which the said Hemeric formerly acquired by grant 
from Robert Paus de Sheyl. Witnesses : John Oky ; 
William Phelip ; Ralph de Brewod, etc. Dat. S. aft. the 
Octave of Epiphany [6 Jan.], 8 Edw. Ill [1335]. 

242. Lease, for lives, by Margaret que fuit uxor Galfridi 
de Greseleye to Adam, fil. Radulphi de Hampton and Joan 
his wife, of a messuage in Morton. Rent, sixteen pence 
" et metent cum uno homine in autumpno per unum diem 
et facient duas apparencias ad curiam meam de Morton". 
Witnesses : Hugh le Whyte ; William atte Broc ; Henry 
de Kyngeston, etc. Dat. Morton, W. aft. Octave of St. 
Hilary [13 Jan.], 10 Edw. Ill [1336]. 

243. Covenant whereby James de Stafford, Knight, 
and Dame Isabel his wife, with consent of Hemery, son 
and heir of William, fil. Geoffrey, le Fuz de Scheyl, to 
Richard Lorret de Scheyl, of the ward and marriage of 
Lucy, Margery and Rachel, daughters and heirs of the 
late Robert, fil. Geoffrey le Fuz. Dat. S. aft. F. of Pur. of 
B. V. Mary [2 Feb.], 10 Edw. Ill [1336]. French. 

244. Quit-claim by John, fil. Walteri de Stretton, to 
Robert le Fitz de Sheyle, of the rents and services of Henry 
Chepe de Sheyle issuing from a messuage in Seal, which the 



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said Robert acquired for his life, by grant from Richard, fil. 
Alicie de Snarkeston. Witnesses : John Neel ; Richard 
le Meleward ; William le Hayward. Dat. M. aft. F. of 
Inv. of Holy Cross [3 May], 10 Edw. Ill [1336]. With 
seal, broken. 

245. Lease by Richard le Mareys de Rostelaston to 
William, fil. Willelmi Talbot de eadem, and Cecily his 
wife, of three selions of arable land in the fields of Rosliston, 
lying on Sonderlondus, Southfield, and Gratterfurlong. 
Rent, a rose, at Midsummer. Witnesses : William Talbot, 
senior ; Robert le Mareys ; William le Warde de Coton, 
etc. Dat. Rosliston, M. aft. F. of St. Thomas, M. [21 Dec], 

10 Edw. Ill [1336]. 

246. Grant by Robert Paus de Sheyle to Robert de 
Brewod, of a selion lying on Lylmyshull in the field of Seal. 
Witnesses : John Oky ; William Wychard ; Richard 
Lorret, etc. Dat. M. aft. F. of St. Ambrose [4 Apr.], 

11 Edw. Ill [1337]. 

247. Grant by John, fil. et her. Johannis Oky de 
Magna Scheyle to William, fil. Roberti le Fitz de Sheyle 
and Agnes his wife, of arable land in Mapelenestub in 
Great Seal. Rent, a rose, at Midsummer. Witnesses: 
Robert le Clerk de Sheyle ; William le Hayward de 
eadem, frater eius ; William Attewode, etc. Dat. Whit- 
Sunday [8 June], 11 Edw. Ill [1337]. 

248. Grant by John Oky de Scheyl to William, fil. 
Radulfi Wychard de eadem, of three roods of arable land 
in Le Rowdyche in Seal, with the option of holding the 
same on lease on the expiration of fifteen years, at a rent 
of thirty shillings, yearly. Witnesses : William Wychard ; 
Richard Lorret ; Richard Henry, etc. Dat. S. aft. Michael- 
mas Day, 11 Edw. Ill [1337]. 



58 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

249. Quit-claim by Henry Chep de Sheyle to John, fil. 
Rogeri de Meysham, of the messuage which the former's 
sisters, Matilda and Isabella, sometime held for their lives, 
in Seal. Witnesses : Dom. William, rector ecclesie de 
Stretton ; Richard de Stretton ; John Oky, etc. Dat. Fr. 
aft. F. of Cone, of B. V. Mary [8 Dec], 11 Edw. Ill [1337]. 

250. Grant by John Nel de Scheyl to John Wylkyn de 
eadem, of arable land in Seal, "inthestfeld super Stoni- 
forlong". Witnesses : John Oky ; William Hanry ; 
Richard Lorret, etc. Dat. S. aft. Epiphany [6 Jan.], 
11 Edw. Ill [1338]. 

251. Grant by Robert, fil. Roberti le Fiz de Nether- 
sheyl, to Robert de Brewod, of arable land in Seal, on 
Chirchehul, between the land which John, molendinarius, 
holds from the Priory of Gresley, and the land which 
Gilbert Henry holds from the Lord of Seal. Witnesses : 
William Wichard ; Richard Loret ; William Attewod, etc. 
Dat. F. of St. Nicholas [6 Dec], 12 Edw. Ill [1338]. 

252. Settlement of suits and disputes between Dom. 
Ralph de Sheyle, capellanus, and John Wylkyn, de eadem, 
concerning the boundaries, etc., of their respective lands 
in Seal. Witnesses : Clement Pachet ; Henry Neel ; 
John Oky, etc. Dat. Seal, F. of Ascension [25 May], 
14 Edw. Ill [1340]. 

253. Lease by John, fil. Galfridi de Greseleye, to Henry 
Sauvage and Richard, fil. Matillis Fraunceys, of thirteen 
acres of land in Norton iuxta Twycros. Witnesses : 
Edmund de Greseley ; John Othe Grene ; and William de 
Pakeman. Dat. Norton, M. aft. F. of St. Katharine 
[25 Nov.], 14 Edw. Ill [1340]. 

254. Lease, for lives, by James de Stafford, mil., and 
Isabel his wife, to William, fil. Rose Oky, of an acre of 



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land in the fields of Seal. Rent, nine pence. Witnesses : 
Dom. John de Horseleye, rector ecclesie de Scheyle ; 
William Attewode ; Richard Loret, etc. Dat. Sat. aft. F. 
of St. Barnabas [11 June], 15 Edw. Ill [1341]. 

255. GRANT by Rose Oky to Dom. William her son, 
chaplain, of a half acre and a rood of land in the fields of 
Seal, lying on Wyhul and on Unduryohul. Witnesses : 
Richard Loreth de Scheyle ; William Phelyp ; William 
Attewode, etc. Dat. F. of Pur. of B. V. Mary [2 Feb.], 
16 Edw. Ill [1342]. With seal. 

256. GRANT by Margaret de Greseleye to John Wymare 
de Morton, his servant, of all that land in Colton, at Le 
Newelond, which she acquired by grant from Nicholas de 
Chaueleye. Witnesses : Nicholas de Chaueleye de Blethe- 
buri ; Richard Colet del Newelond ; Edmund de Greseleye, 
junior. Dat. "apud le Newelond", F. of St. Gregory 
[12 Mar], 16 Edw. Ill [1342]. 

257. Power of Attorney from William de Leycestre, 
Abbot of Merivale, to Richard de Passemere and John de 
Lee, to deliver seisin to Edmund de Appelby and Dame 
Joan his wife, and the heirs of their bodies begotten, of a 
toft and meadowland called Bussewell, etc. Dat. Merivale, 
F. of St. Denis [9 Oct.], 16 Edw. Ill [1342]. French. 

258. Letters Patent of Peregrine Wyschard, capel- 
lanus, whereby he appoints his brother Ralph Wyschard 
his perpetual assign to hold during his life that messuage 
with houses standing thereon, orchards, etc., in Church 
Seal, which Robert, fil. Henrici le Fiz, Rachel his wife, and 
Robert their son, at present hold for their lives. And for 
the better strengthening of this appointment he has caused 
this deed to be sealed with the seal of Walter, Decanus 
Christianitatis Coventrensis et subsequestrator decanatus. 
Witnesses : Roger le Mason de Couentre ; John de Sheyle, 



60 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

de Couentre ; Stephen de Wynturton, de Coventre, etc. 
Dat. Coventry, Th. aft. F. of Conv. of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 
1344. With seals, broken. 

259. Lease by Ralph, fil. Willelmi Wyschard de Sbeyle, 
to William Wyschard his brother, of all that land and 
messuage, with houses and dovecots built upon it, and 
orchard, pool, etc., in Church Seal, which William his father 
gave to him, the said Ralph, and to Dom. Peregrine, 
capellanus, jointly : and other land and meadow in the 
same place, which William his brother and John Oky gave 
to the said Dom. Peregrine. Witnesses : Mag. William de 
Pollusworth, clericus de Sheyle ; John Oky ; William 
Henry, etc. Dat. Easter Monday [5 Apl.], 18 Edw. Ill 
[I344]- 

260. Lease, for lives, by Dom. James de Stafford, mil, 
and Dom. Isabel his wife, to Richard de Notinkham, of 
Seal, and Alice his wife, of a messuage in Seal. Rent, 
four shillings and sixpence. Witnesses : William Phelip ; 
Richard Loret ; William Attewod, etc. Dat. F. of St. 
George [23 Apr.], 18 Edw. Ill [1344]. 

261. Lease, for life, by Thomas de Gasteneys, Knt, and 
Joan his wife, to John de Gasteneys, his brother, of a 
messuage of arable land and meadow in Brassingburgh 
[Braceborough, co. Line] and Gretford, formerly belonging 
to Geoffrey de Burton. Rent, a rose, at Midsummer. 
Witnesses : Ralph Mortimer ; Geoffrey West ; William 
Charite, etc. Dat. Brassingburgh, Th. aft. F. of SS. Philip 
and James [1 May], 18 Edw. Ill [1344]. With seal of 
arms. 

262. GRANT by William Scot de Rostelaston to Dom. 
Adam Gould, capellanus, and Richard Austyn de 
Herlaston, of a messuage and land in Rosliston and Coton 
which the said William inherited on the death of Richard 



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and Margery Scot, his father and mother, with the goods, 
chattels, and growing crops on the same land, and the 
reversion of three acres of land which Nicholas le Meleward 
holds for his life in Coton. Witnesses : Stephen le 
Warde ; William Talbot ; Richard Isbel, etc. Dat. Ros- 
liston, F. of Ass. of B. V. Mary [15 Aug.], 18 Edw. Ill 
[1344]- 

263, 264. GRANT, and counterpart, by William, fil. 
Willelmi, fil. Radulphi Wychard, to Ralph Wychard, his 
brother, of the messuage with houses and dovecots standing 
upon it, orchard, pool, etc., in Church Seal : with two acres 
of arable land there, lying on Oxdygch and on Cademour 
near Le Priorrusakur of the Abbey of Merivale. Rent, 
eighteen silver pence. Witnesses : Mag. William de 
Pollusworth de Sheyle ; William Attewode ; John Oky, 
etc. Dat. S. aft. F. of Pur. of B. V. Mary [2 Feb.], 19 
Edw. Ill [1345]. 

265. Grant by John Oky to Ralph his brother and 
Alice his wife, of two pieces of land in Seal. Witnesses : 
William Wichard ; Richard Loret ; William Henry, etc. 
Dat. M. aft. F. of SS. Vedast and Amand [6 Feb.], 19 
Edw. Ill [1345]. 

266. Grant by John Nel to Mag. William de Polles- 
worthe, clericus, and Margery his wife, of an acre of land 
in Church Seal, lying on Churchehul, and at Holsiche. 
Witnesses : James de Stafford, miles ; John Oky ; William 
Wich, etc. Dat. F. of St. Barnabas [11 June], 19 Edw. Ill 
[1345]. With seal. 

267. GRANT by John Oky to Thomas Oky, his brother, 
and Isabel his wife, of land in Seal, near the King's high- 
way. Rent, four silver pence. Witnesses : William Loret ; 
Henry Nel ; William Phelyp, etc. Dat. Seal, Fr. after F. 
of St. Barnabas [11 June], 19 Edw. Ill [1345]- 



62 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

268. GRANT and sale by Humphrey Hastang, Arch- 
deacon of Coventry, to William de Bromleye, his clerk, of 
all his goods and chattels in all his tenements, which he 
acquired by grant and feoffment from Robert, fil. Johannis, 
fil. Waited de Colton, in the fee of Colton, Morton, 
Heywode, and Biston. Dat. Colton, M. aft. Nat. of St. 
John Bapt. [24 June], 19 Edw. Ill [1345]. With small 
official seal. 

269. Lease, for twenty years, by Matilda quondam uxor 
Henrici Chep de Scheyl, to John Oky, of meadow land in 
Seal. Witnesses : John, rector ecclesie de Scheyl ; 
William Henry; Richard Loret, etc. Dat. M. aft. F. of 
St. Gregory [12 Mar.], 20 Edw. Ill [1346]. 

270. Grant by John Oky, to William de Pollesworthe, 
clericus, and Margery his wife, of a rood and a half of 
arable land in Church Seal, "quarum tres faciunt unam 
acram integram." Witnesses : William Attewod ; William 
Phelip ; Richard Loret, etc. Dat. Th. aft. F. of St. 
Petronilla [31 May], 20 Edw. Ill [1346]. 

271. Quit-claim by Alice, Isabel, and Christina, 
daughters of Richard de Brewode de Schayle, to John, 
fil. Radulphi de Brewode de Schayle, of a messuage and 
land which they hold by feoffment from their father. 
Witnesses : John Hoky, ad finem ville ; William Henry ; 
Richard Hoky, etc. Dat. F. of St. Peter ad vincula 
[1 Aug.], 20 Edw. III[i346]. 

272. Grant by William Talbott, Senior, de Rostlaston, 
to John de Calangewode, capellanus, of a messuage and 
land in Rosliston, lying in Le Forti, Le Aysche, Brouk- 
forlong, le Mulneforlong, and elsewhere. Witnesses : 
Walter de Wynterton de Caldewall ; Thomas Abel ; 
William le Child, etc. Dat. Rosliston, F. of St. Leonard 
[6 Nov.], 20 Edw. Ill [1346]. 



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273. GRANT by Isolda, que fuit uxor Nicholai le Mulner 
de Coton, to William Scot de Rostelaston, of land in the 
fields of Coton, lying on Le Haystowe, Le Hascheforlong, 
and at Le Breche. Witnesses : Richard Isabel de 
Rostelaston ; Ralph Mareys, de eadem ; William Talbot, 
etc. Dat. Coton, M. aft. F. of Ann. of B. V. Mary 
[25 Mar.], 21 Edw. Ill [1347]. 

274. QUIT-CLAIM by William, fil. Willelmi Talbot de 
Roslaston, to Alice, que fuit uxor Willelmi Talbot, and 
to John her son, of all those lands and tenements which 
the said Alice and John held in Rosliston by grant from 
John atte Calengewode, capellanus, and which the latter 
acquired from William Talbot, father of the above- 
mentioned William. Witnesses : Dom. Ralph de Rost- 
laston, capellanus ; John Hoky ; Stephen Warde de 
Coton, etc. Dat. Rosliston, W. bef. F. of St. Bartholomew 
[24 Aug.], 21 Edw. Ill [1347]. 

275. Grant by Elias Cok de Ouerscheyle to John 
Wylkyn de Chirche Sheyle, of a rood of arable land in 
Church Seal, lying at Kynewallebottes. Witnesses : 
Richard Lorret ; William Attewode ; Richard Oky, etc. 
Dat. S. aft. F. of St. John, a.p.l. [6 May], 23 Edw. Ill 
[1349]- 

276. GRANT by Adam, fil. Johannis Molendinarii de 
Netherscheyl, to Thomas Motoun and Isabel his wife, sister 
of the grantor, of a messuage in Nether Seal, " iuxta venel- 
lam molendini." Witnesses : Richard Loret, Senior ; 
Richard his son ; Robert de Brewode, etc. Dat. T. bef. 
F. of St. Barnabas [11 June], 23 Edw. Ill [1349]. 

277. Grant by John Oky to Edmund de Rideware, 
rector ecclesie de Sheyle, and Robert de Elyngton, capel- 
lanus, of all his lands and tenements in Seal, which are held 



64 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

from the Prior of the Hospital of St. John. Witnesses : 
Dom. James de Stafforde, mil. ; Geoffrey Walrond ; Richard 
de Aula de Durantesthorp. Dat. T. bef. F. of Nat. of 
St. John Bapt. [24 June], 23 Edw. Ill [1349]. With 
seal. 

278. Grant by Thomas Motoun to Richard de Horseley 
and Margery, fil. Isabelle, fil. Johannis Molendinarii de 
Nethersheyle, pf a messuage in Nether Seal " iuxta venel- 
lam molendini." Witnesses : Richard Loret, senior ; 
Richard Loret, junior ; Robert Clerk. Dat. Newton Regis, 
S. aft. F. of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 23 Edw. Ill [1349]. 

279. Power of Attorney to Richard Loret, senior, 
to deliver seisin of the same. Same date. 

280. Lease, for lives, from Merivale Abbey to Hugh, 
fil. Willelmi le Hayward de Netherscheyl, and Joan his 
wife, of all that place and virgate of land which the said 
Hugh's father sometime held in the town and fields of 
Nether Seal. Rent, seventeen shillings, payable " ad tres 
anni terminos in dicta villa usitatos." Dat. " apud Miram 
vallem", F. of St. Mary Magd. [22 July], 24 Edw. Ill [1350]. 
With seal. 

281. Grant by Thomas Oky to John, fil. Roberti 
Welham de Sheyle, of a messuage in Seal. Witnesses : 
Hemeric le Fitz ; William Wichard ; William Oky, etc. 
Dat. S. aft. F. of St. George [23 Apr.], 25 Edw. Ill [1351]. 

282. LEASE by John, fil. Roberti Welham de Sheyle, to 
Joan uxor Thome Oky de Sheyle, of the same messuage 
in Seal, for her lifetime, and on her death to revert to the 
" proper heirs" of the said Thomas Oky. Witnesses : 
Emeric le Fitz ; Robert, clericus ; William Attewode, etc. 
Dat. F. of St. Mark [25 Apr.], 25 Edw. Ill [1351]. 



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283. Grant by Margaret de Gresley to Roger de Aston, 
mil., of all her tenements, etc., in Le Hurne de Hughtesdon 
[Hixon]. Witnesses ; Hugh de Bisshton ; John de 
Hughtesdon, etc. Dat. Easter, 26 Edw. Ill [1352]. 

284. RECORD of " quare cessavit" concerning the mill of 
Colton, which John de Greseleye, Knt, and Joan his wife, 
by their attorney Roger de Greseleye, sought and recovered 
from Henry de Ruggeleye. Dat. Westminster, Trinity 
Term, 26 Edw. Ill [1352]. 

285. Covenant between Hugh de Hopwas, Canon of 
Lichfield, Nicholas de Yvinghoe, parson of Grendon-under- 
Arderne, and William de Hopwas, on the one part, and 
William de Pipe of Draycote-under-Needwood, and Joan 
his wife, on the other part, concerning a nine years' lease 
by the latter to the former (and the conditions of an under- 
lease to Thomas de Hampton, Knt.), of the manor and 
advowson of Church Seal. Witnesses : Richard de Vernoun, 
Edmond de Appelby, senior, Knights ; John de Rechford ; 
Henry le Warde de Appelby. Dat. S. aft. F. of Inv. of 
Holy Cross [3 May], 30 Edw. Ill [1356]. French. 

286. Grant by William, fil. Willelmi Oky, to Dom. 
Hugh de Hopewas, persona ecclesie de Clifton, of two 
messuages and two virgates of land and other tenements in 
Nether Seal. Witnesses : Dom. Edmund de Appelby, 
senior ; Dom. Edmund de Appelby, junior, mil. ; William 
de Ingwardeby, etc. Dat. Nether Seal, S. aft. Nat. of St. 
John Bapt. [24 June], 31 Edw. Ill [1357]. 

287. Quit-claim by the same, with Robert his brother, 
of the same tenements. Same witnesses. Dat. Th. aft. F. 
of St John Bapt. [24 June], 31 Edw. Ill [1357]. 

288. Quit-claim by Agnes, fil. Willelmi de Drayton de 
Pollesworth, to William de Hopewas, of all the lands and 

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66 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

tenements which were Henry de Drayton's in cos. Warw. 
and Staff. Witnesses : Richard de Stoke, Mayor of 
Coventry; Thomas de Shepeye and Henry Dylcok, Bailiffs 
of Coventry ; Peter de Stoke, etc. Dat. Coventry, Morr. of 
St. Luke [18 Oct.], 31 Edw. Ill [1357]. With seal, 
broken. 

289. Grant by Agnes, £3.1. Eliec. Kok de Ouershele, to 
Ralph Couper, of all the lands, tenements, etc., in Over 
Seal and Nether Seal, which she obtained on the death of 
her father. Witnesses : Robert Clerc, senior ; Robert 
Clerc, junior, etc. Dat. F. aft. F. of Holy Trinity 
[27 May], 32 Edw. Ill [1358]. 

290. Grant by Henry Pachet de Scheyle, capellanus, 
to Robert, fil. Willelmi le Fiz de Nethurscheyle, of three 
acres of arable land in Nether Seal, with the reversion of 
two roods which Margery quondam uxor Willelmi de 
Blacfordeby now holds in Seal, " nomine dotis", since the 
death of her husband, lying at Solbardonstall, Lyciendich 
and Sondyfurlong. Witnesses : William Attewode ; John 
Hemeri ; William le Fiz, etc. Dat. F. aft. F. of St. Agatha 
[S Feb.], 33 Edw. Ill [1359]. 

291. Grant by Isabella, fil. Willelmi du Fys de Sheyle to 
Henry Pachet, capellanus, and others, of a portion of land 
from a certain tenement which she holds by feoffment from 
John le Brewode. Witnesses : William Attewode ; John 
Hemery; John Rual, etc. Dat. S. aft. F. of St. John, 
a.p.l. [6 May], 33 Edw. Ill [1359]. 

292. Grant by John de Brewode to Robert, fil. Willelmi 
le Fitz, of land in Nether Seal, lying on Le Styes, Le 
Wodehulles, Le Crechement, and at Munnyngeswalle. 
Witnesses : William Attewode ; William Oky ; Robert le 
Clerk, etc. Dat. Sat. bef. Nat. of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 
33 Edw. Ill [1359]- 



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293. GRANT by William de Waterfal and John de 
Welham, presbyteri, to Richard de Horseleye, capellanus, 
and Agnes, fil. Amery de Thorp, of a messuage in Nether 
Seal near Mill Lane. Rent, six pence, at the F. of Pur. 
of the B. V. Mary for a light for the Blessed Virgin at 
Seal Church. Witnesses: William de Hopewas ; Robert, 
clericus, senior, de Sheyle ; Hugh Hayward, etc. Dat. 
S. bef. F. of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 34 Edw. Ill 
[1360]. 

294. GRANT by William Talbot de Rostlaston, Senior, 
to William his son, of a moiety of a virgate of land in 
Rosliston which sometime belonged to William Talbot, 
father of the grantor, lying on Apultrefurlong, Brugge- 
furlong, Le Mere, Grettenefurlong, Wethslade, Blakelondes, 
etc. Witnesses : Richard Marreys ; Robert Marreys ; 
Nicholas Isbel, etc. Dat. Rosliston, M. aft. F. of Ann. of 
B. V. M. [25 Mar.], 25 Edw. Ill [1361]. 

295. Grant by Robert, fil. Willelmi le Fyz de Sheile, to 
Richard de Horsleie, John de Atherston, chaplains, and 
others, of the moiety of an acre of land in the fields of 
Seal, " super stadium vocatum Brookfurlong". Witnesses : 
Robert le Clerk, senior ; Gregory, ballivus ; William 
Robyn, etc. Dat. F. aft. Epiphany [6 Jan.], 35 Edw. Ill 
[1362]. 

296. Grant by Robert le Fiz de Nether Sheile to 
Robert his son, of a messuage in Nether Seal which he 
holds on lease from Ralph le Fiz. Witnesses : William 
de Hopewas ; Hugh le Hayward ; William Wychard, etc. 
Dat. M. aft. F. of St. Vincent [22 Jan.], 35 Edw. Ill [1362]. 

297. Grant by John, fil. Rogeri de Meysham, mulner, 
to Robert le Clere, junior, of a messuage in Church Seal, 
late held by John Couper. Witnesses : John Bayly ; John 

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Hemery ; Hugh le Hayward, etc. Dat. F. aft. F. of Cone, 
of B. V. Mary [8 Dec], 36 Edw. Ill [1362]. 

298. Quit-claim by William, fil. Willelmi Oky de 
Sheyll, manens apud London, to Dom. Hugh de Hopewas, 
canon icus ecclesie cathedralis Lichfeldensis, and to William 
de Hopewas, of all his lands and tenements in Nether 
Seal. Witnesses : John Baily ; William Attewod ; Robert 
Clerc. Dat. Seal, S. aft. F. of St. Scholastica [10 Feb.], 
37 Edw. Ill [1363]. 

299. Covenant whereby John Louterel de Boulby 
grants to Dom. John de Greseleye, mil., and to Dom. Joan 
his wife, all the lands, tenements, woods, pastures, rents, 
services, windmill, etc., which the former has for his life in 
Colton (excepting the advowson of Colton Church) ; the 
said John de Greseley and Joan his wife undertaking that 
" post vendicionem et succisionem bosci qui vocatur 
Marchaleshey, salvabunt dictum boscum per tres annos in 
separali". Witnesses : Ralph Bagot, Dominus de Blithe- 
feld ; Thomas Mauveisyn ; Mag. Henry de Blithefeld, etc. 
Dat. Drakelow, F. of SS. Philip and James [1 May], 37 
Edw. Ill [1363]. With seal. 

300. GRANT by John Neel de Nethur Scheyle to John 
de Brewode, of all the lands and tenements which he holds 
by feoffment from the latter in Nether Seal and Donis- 
thorpe, with remainder, on the said John de Brewode's 
death, to his children, William, John, Matilda, and Alice 
in succession. Witnesses : William Attewode ; John 
Hemery ; William Oky, etc. Dat. Th. aft. F. of All 
Saints [1 Nov.], 37 Edw. Ill [1363]. 

301. Lease by John de Greseleye, Knt, and Dame 
Joan his wife to Nicholas de Greseleye, son of the said 
John, of the lordship and all the lands which they hold in 
Norton by Twycross : to hold to the said Nicholas and 



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Thomasine his wife, daughter of the said Joan, and the 
heirs of their bodies begotten. Dat. Norton, Sat. bef. F. 
of St. George [23 Apr.], 38 Edw. Ill [1364]. French. 
With seal. 

302. Grant by Richard le Coupere de Sheyle to 
Robert Fytz de Sheyle and Joan his wife, of a messuage 
and nine acres of arable land which fell to him on the 
death of John le Coupere his father and Henry Chep his 
uncle in Nether Seal. Witnesses : William Wychard ; 
John Hemery ; William Oky, etc. Dat. S. aft. F. of St. 
Benedict [21 Mar.], 39 Edw. Ill [1365]. With seal of 
arms. 

303. Grant by William le Glover de Catton to John, fil. 
Stephani de Coton, capellanus, of arable land in Rosliston, 
lying on Brokforlong, Bruggeforlong, etc. Witnesses : 
William Talbot; Richard Mareys ; Nicholas Isabel, etc. 
Dat. Rosliston, F. of St. Katherine [25 Nov.], 39 Edw. Ill 
[1 36S]. . 

303*. Lease by John de Greseleie to Thomas Fremon, 
of five acres of land in Norton Heath. Dat. Drakelowe, 
40 Edw. Ill [1366-7]. French. 

304. Power of Attorney from Hugh de Hopewas, 
canonicus ecclesie Cathedralis Lichfieldensis, to Thomas 

, capellanus in Scheile, to deliver seisin to Ralph 

Scheile, clericus, of a messuage in Church Seal. Dat. 
Lichfield, Fr. aft. Epiphany [6 Jan.], 40 Edw. Ill [1367]. 
With seal of arms. 

304*. GRANT by Margery, quondam uxor magistri 
Willelmi de Pollesworth, widow, to Dom. Geoffrey Fitz de 
Sheyle, vicarius ecclesie de Fylongleye, of a messuage in 
Church Seal, lying between the tenement of the late Dom. 
Thomas de Rideware, mil., and the tenement which Richard 



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de Stafford, miles, holds. Witnesses: William Wychard; 
John Bailly ; William Oky, etc. Dat. 29 Jan., 40 Edw. Ill 
[1366]. 

305. Lease by Robert le Clerk de Nethersheile, to 
William his son, and Alice and Joan, the latter's sisters, 
of a messuage in Nether Seal, to hold during the life of 
the lessor. Rent, forty shillings. Witnesses : William 
Attewode ; Hugh le Hayward ; William Wychard, and 
others. Dat. Nether Seal, Fr. aft. F. of Conv. of St. Paul 
[25 Jan.], 41 Edw. Ill [1367]. 

306. Grant by Geoffrey, fil. Thome Oky, to William de 
Hopwas, of the reversion of a messuage with buildings 
upon it in Nether Seal, which will fall to him on the death 
of Joan, widow of the above-named Thomas Oky. 
Witnesses : Dom. Richard de Horseley, capellanus ; 
William Attewode de Nethurscheyle ; William Oky, and 
others. Dat. Wedn. aft. F. of Ann. of B. V. Mary [25 Mar.], 
41 Edw. Ill [1367]. 

307. Quit-claim by Ralph de Parys and John de 
Coton, capellani, to Henry, fil. Roberti Mareys, clericus, of 
all their lands and tenements in Rosliston and Walton on 
Trent, which they had by grant from Alice, que fuit relicta 
Willelmi Talbot, sen., de Rosteleston. Witnesses : Stephen 
Warde ; Richard Mareys ; Nicholas Isbel. Dat. Rosliston, 
Fr. bef. F. of Conv. of St. Paul [25 Jan.], 41 Edw. Ill 
[1368]. 

308. GRANT by John Canne de Rostelaston to Richard 
de Blaggreiv, manens in Rostelaston, of a messuage in 
Rosliston. Witnesses : Richard Mareys ; William Talbot ; 
Stephen le Warde, etc. Dat. Tu. aft. Michaelmas Day 
[29 Sept.], 42 Edw. Ill [1368]. 



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309. Grant by Robert Mareys to Henry Mareys, 
clericus, of a messuage with garden near the messuage of 
William Humbreston, rector ecclesie de Walton, with all 
his goods in the town and fields of Rosliston. Witnesses : 
Richard Mareys ; Nicholas Isbel ; John Canne, etc. Dat 
Rosliston, Sat. aft. F. of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 42 Edw. Ill 
[1368]. 

310. GRANT by Robert le Clerk to Robert le Fiz, of a 
curtilage with buildings upon it, and an acre of arable land 
in the field of Seal. Witnesses : William Wychart ; 
William Oky ; Hugh le Hayward, etc. Dat. S. aft. F. of 
Pur. of B. V. Mary [2 Feb.], 43 Edw. Ill [1369]. 

311. Grant by Geoffrey, fil. Thome Oky, to William 
Hopwas, of the reversion of a messuage in Nether Seal, 
which should fall to him on the death of Joan his mother. 
Witnesses : Dom. Richard de Horseley, capellanus ; 
William Wychard ; William Oky. Dat. W. aft. F. of Ann. 
of B. V. Mary [25 Mar.], 43 Edw. Ill [1369]. 

312. Grant by Robert, fil. et her. Ricardi Isbel, to John 
de Coton, capellanus, and others, of the reversion of all the 
tenements and lands in Rosliston which Joan his mother 
holds during life, and which will fall to him on her death. 
Witnesses : Richard Marreys ; Nicholas Isbel ; John 
Canne, etc. Dat. Easter Monday [2 Apl.], 43 Edw. Ill 
[1 3691 

313. Quit-claim by the same of the reversion of the 
same lands. Same witnesses. Dat. W. aft. F. of St. 
Barnabas [11 June], 43 Edw. Ill [1369]- 

314. Similar Grant by the same to the same, of the 
lands and tenements in Rosliston, which fell to him on the 
death of John Isbel, his uncle. Same witnesses and date. 
With seal. 



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315,316. Grant and Quit-claim by Richard de Stafford, 
Dominus de Clyfton-Caumville, miles, to Dom. Hugh de 
Hopewas, canonicus ecclesie Cathedralis Lichfeldensis, of 
all the lands, tenements, etc., in Nether Seal, which the said 
Richard acquired by grant from Robert Spelage. Wit- 
nesses : Edmund de Appelby, Knt. ; John his son ; 
William Oky, etc. Dat. Th. and Sat. aft. F. of St. Matthias 
[24 Feb.], 44 Edw. Ill [1370]. With seal of arms. 

317. Grant by Robert Clerk to Robert Cartwrytth, of 
a messuage in Seal, which he holds by grant from Robert 
le Fitz his father. Witnesses : William de Hopewas ; 
William Oky ; John Bayli, etc. Dat. S. aft. F. of Ann. of 
B. V. Mary [25 Mar.], 44 Edw. Ill [1370]. 

318. Lease by John de Greseleye, Knt, and Joan his 
wife, to Nicholas their son, of the manor of Osgathorpe, co. 
Leic, excepting the glebe meadow which Sir Richard 
Araz holds, and an acre of land which John Stanard holds, 
and the advowson of the chapel of Osgathorp. Witnesses: 
Robert Tebbe de Threngeston ; Henry Jurdan de Thren- 
geston ; John Tebbe, etc. Dat. Osgathorpe, F. of Pur. of 
B. V. Mary [2 Feb.], 46 Edw. Ill [1372]. French. 

319. Lease, for lives, by Dom. John de Greseley, miles, 
and Dom. Joan his wife, to Roger Grace del Newlond and 
Alice his wife, and on their death to John their son, of a 
piece of land in Colton. Witnesses : John Wimar, del 
Newlond ; John le Clerk, de eadem ; John le Clerk de 
Colton, etc. Dat. Colton, F. of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 
46 Edw. Ill [1372]. With seal of arms. 

320. Grant by Dom. John de Greseleye, mil., and Dom. 
Joan his wife, to John, fil. Willelmi le Clerk de Colton, of a 
piece of land and pasture in Colton called Le Brechheye, 
in exchange for a piece of moor called Grimnesmor, in 
Colton. Witnesses : Henry Puys, de Ruggele ; Adam 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 73 

Prentys ; John Griffyn, etc. Dat. F. of St. John, a. p. 1. 
[6 May], 47 Edw. Ill [1373]. With seal. 

321, 322. Grant by Hugh de Hopewas, persona 
ecclesie de Clifton, to Dom. John de Hopewas, William de 
Yoxhale, and others, of two messuages, etc., which he 
acquired by grant, from William Oky in Nether Seal. 
Witnesses : Edmund de Appelby, mil. ; John de Appelby, 
mil. ; Ralph Loret, clericus, etc. Dat. M. and W. aft. F. 
of St. Lucy [13 Dec], 47 Edw. Ill [1373]. With seals of 
arms. 

323. Power of Attorney by the same to Dom. Robert 
de Shefton, capellanus, to deliver seisin of the above lands. 
Dat. W. aft. F. of St. Lucy [13 Dec], 47 Edw. Ill [1373]. 
With seal of arms. 

324, 325. Grant and Quit-claim by Isabel, fil. Willelmi 
Geffesone, to Ralph Loret, of a messuage in Nether Seal, 
which fell to her on the death of John Wilkyn de Nether- 
scheile, her brother. Witnesses : John Neel ; Hugh 
Hayward ; William White, etc. Dat. F. aft. F. of SS. 
Tiburtius and Valerian [12 Apr.], 48 Edw. Ill [1374]. 

326. Grant by Richard Blagreue, manens in Caldewalle, 
to Walter, fil. Ricardi Mareys, of a messuage in Rosliston. 
Witnesses : John Abel ; Stephen Warde ; William Talbot, 
etc. Dat. Rosliston, S. aft. F. of St. John, a. p. 1. [6 May], 
48 Edw. Ill [1374]- 

327. Grant by Pain Bozoun to Dom. Nicolas de 
Greseley, mil., of all the lands and tenements in Osgathorp, 
which he acquired by grant from Alice, quondam uxor 
Nicolai Cotell. Witnesses : Robert Tebbe ; John Aleyn ; 
John Baret, etc. Dat. Osgathorpe, W. bef. F. of Corpus 
Christi [1 June], 48 Edw. Ill [i374]- With seal - 



74 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

328. Grant by Robert Clerk, fil. et her. Roberti le Fyz, 
Clerk, senior, with the assent of Isabel his wife, to Ralph 
Lorret, of two acres and a half of arable land in the fields of 
Nether Seal. Rent, a rose, at Midsummer. Witnesses : 
William Wychard ; William Oky ; Robert Cartewrighte, 
etc. Dat. S. bef. F. of St. Katharine [25 Nov.], 49 Edw. Ill 
[1375]. With seal. 

329. Grant by John Stykebocke de Colton to Dom. 
John de Greseleye, mil., and Dom. Joan his wife, of half an 
acre of meadow in Colton, lying in Oxemedewe. Wit- 
nesses : Mag. Henry de Blythefeld ; Henry Puys ; Thomas 
Dymmok, etc. Dat. F. of St. Dunstan [21 Oct.], 
So Edw. Ill [1376]. 

330. Grant by Robert Clerk, junior, de Netherscheile, 
and Isabel his wife, to Ralph Lorret, of land in the fields of 
Nether Seal, between the meadow of the Abbot of Meri- 
vale, now in the hands of Dom. Richard de Stafford, mil., 
and the highway. Witnesses : William Wychard ; John 
Baily ; Robert Cartwright, etc. Dat. T. aft. Ann. of B. V. 
Mary [25 Mar], 51 Edw. Ill [1377]. With seal. 

331. Grant by Robert de Pype to John de Bollowe, 
rector ecclesie de Scheyle, and others, of his manor of 
Draycote subtus Nedewod with the mill and other appur- 
tenances in Draycote and Morton : together with his 
Manor of Seal, with the advowson and other appurtenances, 
and all his lands, tenements, rents, etc., in Edingale. 
Witnesses : Dom. John de Verdon ; Dom. Thomas de 
Arderne ; Dom. Edmund de Appulby, mil., etc. Dat. T. 
aft. F. of Inv. of Holy Cross [3 May], 51 Edw. Ill [1377]. 

332. Grant by Walter, fil. Willelmi de Sheile, to Henry 
and Walter, fil. Juliane, fil. Ricardi le Nethe (in exchange 
for a burgage in Bromley Abbots) of his whole toft and 
croft which Martin sometime held in Church Seal, lying 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 75 

between the toft and croft of Ralph Morkoc et " ferrata via 
eiusdem ville". Witnesses : John Oky ; William Aleyn ; 
Richard Oky, etc. Temp. Edw. III. 



333. Grant by John Ruale de Sheile, William Wychard, 
William Oky and others to Ralph Loret and John de 
Melton, presbyter, of a messuage in Nether Seal, lying 
near the road leading to the water-mill of Seal. Witnesses : 
Robert de Pipe, Dominus de Scheile ; Roger le Ferour ; 
William Attewode, etc. Dat. S. aft. F. of St. Faith 
[6 Oct.], Ric. II [1377]. 

334. Quit-claim by John Thomesone de Harleston 
and John Freberne, clericus de Fulburne, to Richard 
Heyne, serviens Domine de Segrave, of all those lands and 
tenements which they hold by grant from Sarra, fil. et her. 
Thome Baron de Rostlaston, in Rosliston and Coton. Dat. 
Yclyngton, co. Cambr., 1 Jan., 1 Ric. II [1378]. 

335. QUIT-CLAIM by the same of the same lands to 
Richard Heyne de Melborn. Same date. 

336. Quit-claim by Matilda, quondam uxor Thome 
Baron de Rostliston to Richard Heyne de Melborne, of all 
the lands and tenements in Rosliston and Coton, which 
sometime belonged to Thomas her husband. Dat. 
Yclyngton, 1 Jan., 1 Ric. II [1378]. With seal. 

337. QuiT-CLAlM by Robert Walker de Atherstone and 
Agnes his wife to Ralph Lorret, of a messuage in Church 
Seal, near the road leading to the water-mill. Witnesses : 
Thomas Reynald de Atherston, tunc ballivus eiusdem ; 
John Bewer ; William Gurdeler. Dat. Atherstone, Fr. bef. 
F. of St. Ambrose [4 Apr.], 1 Ric. II [1378]. With two 
seals (one, a seal of arms). 



J6 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

338. Power of Attorney from John de Greseleye, 
Knt, to Thomas Toby and others to take seisin of the 
lands and tenements late held by William Pelle his nephew. 
Dat. Drakelow, F. of All Saints [1 Nov.], 2 Ric. II [1378]. 
With seal of arms. French. 

339. Grant by William Prentyse de Colton to Dom. 
John de Greseleye, mil., and Dom. Joan his wife, of half an 
acre of meadow in Colton, lying in Oxmedewe. Witnesses : 
Mag. Henry de Blythefeld ; John Gryffyn ; William de 
Penne, etc. Dat. Colton, S. aft. F. of Pur. of B. V. Mary 
[2 Feb.], 2 Ric. II [1379]. With seal. 

340. Grant by John Gurmondle al. dictus John Tomson 
de Maisham to Thomas Wydderley, fil. Johannis Wydderley, 
of lands and tenements in Nether Seal. Witnesses : 
William Shelton ; William Pachet; Charles Shapley, etc. 
Dat. 10 Feb., 2 Ric. II [1379]. 

341. Quit-claim by John Harecourt, Esquire, and 
Margaret his wife to Henry Vernon, Esquire, of two 
messuages and two virgates of land within the lordship of 
Nether Seal. Dat. Th. aft. F. of St. Gregory [12 Mar.], 
2 Ric. II [1379]. 

342. Manumission by John de Greseleye, mil, Dominus 
de Drakelowe, of Thomas Nettebreyder, " Botiler de Drake- 
lowe," with all his suit and following, goods and chattels. 
Dat. Drakelow, S. aft. F. of St. Augustine [26 May], 
2 Ric. II [1379]. With seal of arms. 

343. QuiT-CLAlM by Henry Mareys, capellanus de 
Rostlaston, to Walter Mareys, of a messuage and garden 
in Rosliston, lying between the messuage of Richard 
Mareys and the messuage of the late William Humbreston, 
rector ecclesie de Walton-super-Trent. Witnesses: Stephen 



THE GREST.EY CHARTERS. 77 

Ward ; William Canne ; John Abell, etc. Dat Rosliston, 
T. aft. F. of Holy Trinity [22 May], 3 Ric. II [1380]. 
With seal. 



344. Grant by Thomas de Morlee, miles, marescallus 
Hibernie, to Dom. John de Greseleye, mil., and to Dom. 
Joan his wife, and to the heirs and assigns of the said Joan, 
of all the lands and tenements, etc., which he holds in 
Colton, co. Staff., with the advowson of the church: together 
with the reversion, on the death of John Luterel, of all the 
lands, etc., in Colton which the latter holds for his life by 
grant of Dom. William de Morlee, father to the said 
Thomas. Witnesses : Dom. William Chetewinte, Dom. 
Robert Maveysyn, Dom. John Bagot, Dom. Thomas de 
Aston, Dom. Thomas de Thomonhern, milites, etc. Dat. 
Colton, F. of St. Peter ad vincula [1 Aug.], 6 Ric. II 
[1382]. 

345. Power of Attorney by the same to Edmund 
Toly and John Marchys to deliver seisin of the above- 
named lands in Colton. Same date. With seal of arms, 
broken. 

346. Power of Attorney from Emma, widow of 
Richard Couper de Nethersheyle, to Robert Cartewreight 
de Netherscheyle of a messuage and three acres of arable 
land in Nether Seal. Witnesses : William Oky ; John 
Neel ; William Fitz, etc. Dat. F. of Cecilia [22 Nov.], 
8 Ric. II [1386]. 

347. GRANT by Nicholas Isabel al. vocatus Nicholas 
Grene de Allerwas to Walter Marreys de Rostlaston of all 
his lands and tenements in Rosliston. Witnesses : John 
Abel ; William Marreys ; Stephen Warde, etc. Dat. 
Whitsun Tuesday, 9 Ric. II [1386]. With seal. 



78 THE GRESLEV CHARTERS. 

348. Power of Attorney by Nicholas Isabel, al. 
Nicholas Grene de Allerwas, to William Hood de Coton, 
to deliver seisin to Walter Marreys de Rostlaston, of all 
his lands in Rosliston. Undated. 

349. Quit-claim by Isabella que fuit uxor Roberti 
Clerk de Netherscheile, widow, to Ralph Loret, of all her 
lands and tenements in Nether Seal, which were John 
Wilkin's. Witnesses : Edmund de Appelby, fill. Domini 
Edmundi militis ; William Wychard, etc. Dat. F. of SS. 
Philip and James [1 May], 11 Ric. II [1388]. With seal. 

350. Similar Quit-claim to Edmund, fil. Edmundi 
Appelby, chyvaler, William Waterfall, and others, of the 
same lands. Dat. Sat. aft. F. of SS. Philip and James 
[1 May], 11 Ric. II [1388]. With seal. 

351. Lease by William Otewalle, capellanus, and John 
Brewode de Scheyle, to Tibota Douce and Symon Neel her 
son, of all the lands and tenements which they acquired by 
feoffment from John Neel in Nether Seal, excepting that 
messuage, etc., which Henry Neel sometime held in Seal 
by lease from William Clerk, on his marriage with the 
latter's daughter Cecily. Witnesses : Edmund de Appelby; 
Ralph Loret ; William Oky, etc. Dat. Sat. after F. of 
Circumcision [1 Jan.], 12 Ric. II [1389]. 

352. Lease by Robert, fil. Henrici Neel, to Tibota Douce 
and Simon Neel her son, of the messuage, etc., which 
William Clerk de Scheyle gave to Henry Neel on his 
marriage with Cecily his daughter. Dat. Seal, S. aft. F. of 
Circumcision [1 Jan.], 12 Ric. II [1389]. 

353. Grant by John de Hopewas, persona ecclesie de 
Wappyngbury, John de Comberford, and Richard Walton 
de Lichefeld, senior, to Henry Broun de Lichefeld, of two 
messuages, etc., in Nether Seal, which they and William de 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 79 

Yoxhale, capellanus, Henry Swan, capellanus, and others 
acquired by feoffment from Hugh de Hopewas, nuper 
persona ecclesie de Clyfton Caumville. Witnesses : Robert 
Swynfen ; William de Lee ; Edmund Appulby, etc. Dat. 
F. of Exalt, of Holy Cross [14 Sept.], 16 Ric. II [1392]. 

354. Power of Attorney to John Rous to deliver 
seisin of the same. Same date. 

355. Will of Joan de Greseley, Domina de Drakelowe, 
wherein she directs that she is to be buried in the parish 
church of Brassingborough, and leaves the following 
bequests : to the Rector of Brassingborough, " nomine 
principalis", one horse, value 40 sh. ; to each of her servants 
10 sh. ; to the Prior of Gresley, " unum principale prout 
decet" ; to Thomas de Greseleye, 20 marks, and the residue 
" ad dispositionem domini mei domini Johannis de Grese- 
leye". Dat. Drakelow, Fr. bef. Whitsunday [25 May], 

16 Ric. II [1393]. With probate, dated V. Kal. Jan., 1393. 

356. Quit-claim by Thomas Schepherde de Scheyle 
and Cecily his wife, to Ralph Lorret de Scheyle, of all 
those lands and tenements which were formerly John 
Wilkyn's in Nether Seal. Witnesses : William Oky ; 
William Legegode ; William White. Dat. S. aft. F. of 
Ass. of B. V. Mary [15 Aug.], 17 Ric. II [1393]. 

357. Grant by Robert Cartwryghte to John Brewode and 
Simon Nel, of all his lands and tenements in Nether Seal. 
Witnesses : William Oky ; William Legegode ; John 
Horn, etc. Dat. Th. aft. F. of St. Edmund [20 Nov.], 

17 Ric. II [1393]. 

358. Notification by Dora. John de Greseley, miles, 
that as he has not had the power of his seal (potestatem 
sigilli mei) for a whole year preceding the date of these 
presents, he hereby contradicts and denies all deeds and 



80 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

writings sealed with his seal during that time, the present 
deed being sealed with the seal of the Deanery of Reping- 
don. Witnesses : Dom. Thomas de Stafford, mil. ; John 
de Ardene ; Roger Mongomery, etc. Dat. Drakelowe, S. 
bef. F. of St. Dunstan [21 Oct.], 18 Ric. II [1304]- With 
seal. 

359. Grant by John Brewode de Netherscheyle to 
Robert Brewode his son, of all his lands and tenements in 
Nether Seal and Donisthorpe. Rent, a grain of pepper at 
Easter. Witnesses : William Oky ; William Legegode ; 
Symon Neel, etc. Dat. Wed. bef. F. of Circumcision 
[1 Jan.], 18 Ric. II [1395]. 

360. Warrant by Richard II to William Thirnyng 
and Robert Tyrwhyt, justices and their fellows, to take an 
assise of new disseisin which Richard Wychard de Sheyle 
has arrayed by King's writ against Alice, que fuit uxor 
Thome de Stafford and others in respect of a tenement in 
Church Seal. Dat. Westminster [1 May], anno 21 [1398]. 

361. Lease by Thomasina de Gresley, Domina de 
Colton, to Thomas de Gresley her son, for term of his life, 
of the manor of Brassingburgh [Braceborough], with appur- 
tenances and the advowson of the moiety of Carleby 
Church. Rent, twenty-six pounds. Dat. Brassyngburgh, 
F. of St. Luke [18 Oct.], 22 Ric. II [1398]. 

362. Grant by Hugh Hayward and John Topias to 
Robert Brewode of the moiety of an acre of arable land in 
Nether Seal, lying on Brookfurlong. Witnesses : William 
Oky ; William Legegode ; Thomas Clement. Dat. Th. 
aft. F. of Corpus Christi [29 May], 22 Ric. II [1399]. 

363. Memorandum of the charges made against the 
Abbot and Convent of Burton by Thomas de Gresley, mil. 
Temp. Ric. II. As follows: — Idem Thomas inclusit unam 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 8 I 

placeam prati vocati Newemedowe anno, etc., xx mo regni 
regis Ricardi secundi in quo abbas habet communiam 
post feni asportacionem. 

Idem Thomas calumniat de tenentibus cotariis Domini 
Abbatis in Caldewall de quolibet tenente unum opus cum 
falce per unum diem unde antecessores sui non fuerunt 
seisiti. 

Idem Thomas inclusit unam placeam pasture vocate 
Thornyhalugh que solebat esse communis omnibus 
temporibus anni, etc., preter et contra voluntatem predicti 
Abbatis. 

Idem Thomas inclusit unam placeam prati vocati Drake- 
lowemedowe et tenet in seperali illud pratum omnibus 
temporibus anni ubi solebat esse communis dicti Abbatis 
post feni asportacionem. 

Idem Thomas fecit quoddam were in aqua de Trent unde 
aqua rivuli de Trent destruit terram Abbatis ubi anteces- 
sores sui nullam weream ibi solebant habere. 
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Item Johannes Bette serviens ipsius Domini Thome et 
alii servientes sui venerunt die et anno regni Regis Ricardi 
secundi xxiii infra abbathiam de Burton et contra volun- 
tatem dicti Abbatis hostium stabuli fregerunt et unum 
equum Grey de bonis dicti Abbatis extra ceperunt et eum 
duxerunt ad voluntatem suam ubi voluerunt ad grave 
dampnum dicti Abbatis. 

Item idem Thomas et servientes sui cum eo Willelmum 
Fyssher, Willelmum Portere et alios servientes dicti Abbatis 
apud Brondeston in quadragisima anno, etc., primo vi et 
armis posuerunt ad fugam et de eis ceperunt unam batellam 
et unum rete de bonis ipsius Abbatis injuste, etc. 

Item Johannes Bette et alii servientes dicti Domini 
Thome de die in diem apud Burton venerunt et minati 
sunt monachos servientes et tenentes dicti Abbatis verbis 
maliciosis. . . . 

Item servientes dicti Domini Thome in alta via apud 
Burton ceperunt contra voluntatem dicti Abbatis unum 

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82 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

equum de carecta quoquinarii et eum duxerunt ubi 
voluerunt et nunquam eum reduxerunt ad grave dampnum 
etc. 

364. Grant by Robert Brewode to Edmund de Appelby, 
William Otewalle, capellanus, and Ralph Lorret, of land in 
Great Seal, lying on le Morfurlong and on Le Wodfeld 
apud le Grange Gate juxta Bowerflat. Witnesses: William 
Legegod ; Robert Diosone ; Thomas Clement, etc. Dat. 
Nether Seal, S. bef. F. of Ascension [27 May], 1 Hen. IV 
[1400]. 

365. Lease, for life, by Thomas de Greseley, mil., 
Dominus de Drakelowe to Thomas Netbreyder, " Botyler 
de Drakelowe", of a rent of thirteen shillings and fourpence, 
from a messuage and other lands adjacent in Caldewell, late 
belonging to Robert Glover, and from two acres of meadow 
in Walton, lying on Brodeholm. Witnesses : John Abell 
de Caldewell ; Roger de Greseley; Walter Marreys. Dat. 
Drakelow, M. bef. F. of St. Margaret [20 July], 1 Hen. IV 
[T400]. With small seal. 

366. Grant by Margery, fil. Johannis le Hurne de 
Sheile, widow, to Geoffrey Haiwad her son, of a messuage 
in Nether Seal, with half an acre, and a rood of arable land 
in the fields of Seal lying on Wodehullus, and abutting on 
the monk's wood, and in le Wodefeeld, abutting "super 
foreram Abbatis de Mirevall que dicitur Goldeburwehaued- 
lond". Witnesses : Robert Dieson ; William Legegode ; 
Richard Cartewryght, etc. Dat. Nether Seal, F. of Purif. 
of B. V. Mary [2 Feb.], 3 Hen. IV [1402]. 

367. Grant by Robert, fil. Johannis de Brewod, to 
Edmund, fil. Domini Edmundi de Appelby, mil., Ralph 
Lorret and William Otewalle, capellanus, of land " in Le 
Waterfeeld in campo de Netherscheile videlicet Underthe- 
hull". Witnesses : Robert Diosone ; William Legegode ; 



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Thomas Clement, etc. Dat. S. aft. F. of Nat. of St. John 
Bapt. [24 June], 3 Hen. IV [1402]. With seal broken. 

368. Grant by Robert, fil. Willelmi Fyz, to Robert, fil. 
Joh. Brewode, of two roods of arable land in the fields of 
Nether Seal, lying in Le Estfeld apud le Chirchebrigge, 
and in Le Waterfeld super Fernyfurlong. Witnesses : 
Robert Diosone ; William Legegode; Richard Cartwryghte, 
etc. Dat. F. of Ass. of the B. V. Mary [15 Aug.], 3 Hen. IV 
[1402]. 

369, 370. Lease by Walter Mareys de Rostlaston to 
William Mareys, of a messuage with garden, land, and 
meadow in Rosliston, for term of his life. Witnesses : 
John Abell, de Caldewall ; Richard Scot, de Rostlaston ; 
John at-Walle, de eadem. Dat. Rosliston, F. of St. Thomas 
[21 Dec], 5 Hen. IV [1403]. 

371. QUIT-CLAIM by Henry Mareys, de Rostlaston, 
capellanus, to Walter Mareis, of all the lands and tenements 
which the former acquired in Rosliston from Ralph de 
Paris and John de Coton. Same witnesses and date. 

372. Power of Attorney by John Wychard, de 
Osberston, to John Sutton, de Sutton, to deliver seisin to 
Reginald Langham and others, of all his lands and tene- 
ments in Nether Seal, which sometime belonged to Simon 
Shyrford, of Osberston. Dat. Osberston, T. bef. F. of 
St. Denis [9 Oct.], 6 Hen. IV [1404]. With seal of arms. 

373. Quit-claim, by John Brewode and Simon Nel to 
Richard Cartwryght, fil. et her. Rob. Cartwryght, of all 
those lands which they acquired by grant from the said 
Robert Cartwryght. Witnesses : Edmund de Appulby, 
fil. Dom. Edmundi de Appelby, militis ; John Horn ; 
William Whyte, etc. Dat. Fr. aft. F. of St. Barnabas 
[11 June], 6 Hen. IV [1405]. With two seals. 

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84 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

374. Feoffment, by Thomas de Gresleye, mil., to 
Philip de Repingdon, Bishop of Lincoln, Thomas Langley, 
Chancellor of England, Thomas Maureward, Knt, John 
Foliaumbe, and others, of all his lands and tenements, 
with the advowsons of the churches, in Colton and else- 
where in co. Stafford, in Osgathorpe and elsewhere in 
co. Leicester, in Braceborough and elsewhere in co. Lincoln, 
and in Seton and elsewhere in co. York, which formerly- 
belonged to Dom. Thomas Wasteneys his grandfather, 
and fell to him on the death of Dom. Thomasina de 
Gresleye his mother. Witnesses : John de Arderne ; 
Robert de Fraunceys, John Bagot, William Neupord, 
Knts. ; and Nicholas de Ruggeley. Dat. Colton, F. of 
St. Mary Magd. [22 July], 6 Hen. IV [1405]. With seal 
of arms (broken). 

375. Grant, by Robert, fil. Johannis Brewode, to 
Richard Cartwryght and Simon Neel, of land, etc., in 
Nether Seal, together with three acres in the fields of 
Donisthorpe. Witnesses : William Oky ; Robert Dioson ; 
William Legegode, etc. Dat. F. of St. James [25 July], 
6 Hen. IV [1405]. With seal. 

376. Re-feoffment, by Philip de Repyngdon, Bishop 
of Lincoln, Thomas Langley, Chancellor of England, 
Thomas Maureward, Knt., Robert de Waterton, Peter de 
Melburne, Nicholas de Bradschawe, Robert de Twyford, 
John Foliaumbe, Richard de Burton and Richard Hilton, 
to Thomas de Gresley, Knt., of all the lands and tene- 
ments in Colton, co. Stafford, and elsewhere which the 
said Thomas had conveyed to them as his feoffees, with 
special instructions in case the said Thomas die before he 
re-feoff the said lands to the above-named trustees, or in 
case his son shall not be of full age, at the said Thomas's 
death, or in case the latter's wife Margaret, being a widow, 
shall marry again. [1405-1419.] French. With seal of 
arms of T. de Greseley. 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 85 

377. 378- Defeasances of two mutual bonds between 
the Abbot of Burton-on-Trent and Sir Thomas de 
Gresley, Knt, for the payment of 1,000 marks by recogni- 
zances made before John Cokayn, Chief Baron of the 
Exchequer. Dat. 10 March, 7 Hen. IV [1406]. French. 
With two seals of Burton Abbey, broken and defaced. 

379. LEASE, for ten years, by John Cokyn, mil., and 
Thurstan Wolsley de Pollesworthe, to Hugh Haythey de 
Overscheyle and Elena his wife, of his capital messuage in 
Over Seal, in which Roger Lorret, fil. Rad. Lorret, lately 
dwelt. Rent, 22sh. ^d. Witnesses : Henry Holond, de 
Overscheyle ; William Wydurley de Chyldcote ; William 
Dyeson, etc. Dat. Th. aft. F. of Tr. of St. Thomas 
[7 July], 7 Hen. IV [1406]. 

380. LEASE, by Richard Cartewryght and Simon Neell 
to Matilda, relicta Roberti Bruwode, for term of her life, 
of all those lands and tenements which they acquired by 
feoffment from the said Robert, with the proviso that if 
the said Matilda shall marry again, or if William, son and 
heir of the said Robert, when he comes of full age, shall 
marry and shall be unable to live with his said mother, 
that then he shall have the plot of ground on which 
Matilda Aleyne sometime dwelt, and the moiety of all his 
late father's land, in the fields of Nether Seal, and on his 
mother's death the whole of the lands : with remainder if 
the said William die without direct heir, to Thomas and 
John his brothers, Joan and Amice his sisters. Witnesses : 
Edmund de Appulby ; Ralph Loret ; William Oky, etc. 
Dat. S. aft. F. of St. Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 7 Hen. IV 
[1406]. With one seal. 

381. GRANT, by Simon Nel to Richard Cartwryght and 
William Stotfold de Dorandesthorp, of all his lands, etc., 
in Nether Seal. Witnesses : Robert Diosone ; William 



86 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

Legegode ; William Fyz, etc. Dat. T. aft. F.' of Corpus 
Christi [26 May], 8 Hen. IV [1407]- 

382. Lease, for lives, by Thomas Gresley, chevalier, 
Roger Horton, Dominus de Catton, William Bulkope, 
persona de Clyfton, Thomas Aylemonde, persona de 
Stretton, Richard Jolypas, and others, to Roger and 
Richard, sons of Ralph Lorret, of his capital messuage in 
Seal in which the late Ralph Lorret sometime dwelt. 
Rent, six shillings. Witnesses : William Legegode ; 
Robert Dyeson ; John Broughton. Dat. M. aft. F. of St. 
Bartholomew [24 Aug.], 9 Hen. IV [1408]. With one 
seal. 

383, 384. QUIT-CLAIMS, by Reginald de Langham, 
armiger, and John de Rygeley and John Bray, capellani, 
to Edmund Bugge, William de Brokesby, and Henry 
Wychard, of all the lands and tenements which they had 
by feoffment of John Wychard de Osbreston, in Seal. 
Dat. Fr. and Sat. aft. F. of Pur. B. V. Mary [2 Feb.], 

10 Hen. IV [1409]. With seals. 

385, 386. Grant by John Wychard de Osberston to the 
same three of all the lands and tenements which he holds 
in Seal ; with power of attorney to Thomas Coleman to 
deliver seisin of the same. Dat. Fr. aft. F. of St. Agatha 
[5 Feb.], 10 Hen. IV [1409]. With seals. 

387. Grant by Thomas de Langley, Bishop of Durham, 
Philip de Repyngton, Bishop of Lincoln, Thomas Maure- 
ward, chevalier, Robert Waterton, Piers de Melburne, 
Nicholas Bradschawe, Robert Twiford, Richard de Burton 
and Richard de Hilton, to John Gresley, son and heir of 
Thomas de Gresley, chevalier, and Elizabeth, daughter of 
Thomas Clarell, of an annual rent of twenty marks 
arising from Colton Manor, for their lives. Dat. Col ton, 

11 Hen. IV [1409-10]. French. 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 87 

388. GRANT by Richard de Hampton, al. vocatus 
Richard Wymere de Drakelowe, consanguineus et heres 
Margerie, fil. Willelmi Wymere de Blythebury ac sororis et 
heredis Johannis Wymere, fil. et her. predicti Willelmi, to 
Thomas Gresley, mil., of all his lands, tenements, etc., in 
Colton, Bagot Bromley, Bromley Abbots, Rydeware 
Mauveisin, and elsewhere in co. Stafford, which fell to 
him on the death of the said Margery. Witnesses : 
Thomas de Aston, mil. ; Thomas Astley ; Richard de 
Wolsley ; John Rysshebury, persona ecclesie de Colton ; 
Henry del Botery de Bromley Abbatis, etc. Dat. Colton, 
M. bef. F. of St. George [23 Apr.], 11 Hen. IV [1410]. 
With seal. 

389. QUIT-CLAIM by Thomas Aylemond, persona ecclesie 
de Stretton, Richard Widoweson and Roger Taliour, 
capellani de eadem, to Thomas de Gresley, mil., Roger 
de Horton, Dominus de Catton, and William Bulcote, 
persona ecclesie de Clyfton Caumpvyle, and Richard 
Jolypas, capellanus, of all those lands, tenements, etc., in 
Nether Seal which they lately acquired jointly with the 
said Thomas Gresley, Roger, William and Richard. 
Witnesses : Thomas de Blacfordeby ; Robert Adynet de 
Assheby la Souche, etc. Dat. Th. bef. Conv. of St. 
Paul [25 Jan.], 12 Hen. IV [141 1]. 

390. Power of Attorney by Roger Chilcote de 
Stratford super Auene to Roger Lorete to deliver seisin to 
John Cokayn, mil., Thomas Mawreward, mil., and Thomas 
Wytherley, armiger, of all the lands in Nether Seal which 
the said Roger Chilcote acquired by feoffment from Ralph 
Loret his uncle. Dat. Stratford-on-Avon, W. aft. F. of 
St. Valentine [14 Feb.], 12 Hen. IV [141 1]. 

391. GRANT by Richard Wydowesone de Stretton, capel- 
lanus, and Roger Loret, executors of the will of Ralph 
Loret, to John Cokayne, mil, John Fyndryn and Henry 



88 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

Bothe, of all the lands in Seal which they acquired by the 
feoffment and will of Ralph Loret jointly with Thomas, 
persona de Stretton, and Roger Tayloure, capellanus. 
Witnesses : Thomas Wytherleye ; William Marchal ; 
Robert Wylleson, etc. Dat. Th. aft. F. of St. Valentine 
[14 Feb.], 12 Hen. IV [141 1]. With seal, broken. 

392. Grant by Roger Loret to John Cokayn, mil., John 
his son, and Thurstan Worseley, of all his lands and tene- 
ments in the fee of Seal, with all his goods and chattels. 
Witnesses : Richard Wernon, armiger ; Thomas Gryffyn, 
armiger ; John Gylet, etc. Dat. Seal, F. of St. Juliana 
[16 Feb.], 12 Hen. IV [141 1]. With seal. 

393. Quit-claim by Roger Chylcote de Stratford super 
Auene to John Cokayn, mil, Thomas Mawreward, mil, 
and Thomas Wytherley, armiger, de Chilcote, of all those 
lands, tenements, etc., which belonged to Ralph Loret, 
his uncle, in Nether Seal. Witnesses : Thomas Stafford 
de Clyfton Camvile ; William Clement de Chilcote ; John 
Gylote, etc. Dat. W. aft. F. of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 12 
Hen. IV [141 1]. 

394. QUIT-CLAIM by Roger, fil. Roberti de Donasthorpe, 
to John Cokayn, mil., of all the lands and tenements in 
Nether Seal. Witnesses : Thomas de Wythirley ; William 
Marshall de Stretton ; John Gylot, etc. Dat. Morr. of 
Ann. of B. V. Mary [25 Mar.], 12 Hen. IV [141 1]. 

395. Grant by Walter Marreys de Rostlaston to John 
Marreys his son, of all his possessions in Rosliston and 
Linton, and elsewhere in co. Derby. Witnesses : Thomas 
Gresley, mil. ; John Abell de Caldewelle ; William Warde 
de Coton, etc. Dat. Sat. aft. F. of St. Hillary [13 Jan.], 
14 Hen. IV [1413]. 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 89 

396. Quit-claim by Lesota, widow of Richard Wyley, 
filia et heres Johannis, fil. Nicholai de Octhorp, to Thomas 
Gresley, mil., John Gresley, mil, Thomas Astley, and 
William Arderne de Meysham, of all the lands she inherited 
from her father in Octhorpe [Oakthorpe], in cos. Derby 
and Leicester, or elsewhere in the same counties. Wit- 
nesses : — Inggwerdeby, Dominus deWillesley ; John Abell ; 
John Basely de Meysham, etc. Dat. Oakthorpe, Fr. aft. 
Cone, of B. V. Mary [8 Dec], 1 Hen. V [1413]. 

397. Lease by Henry Wychard de Chaddesdon to 
Christiana uxor Johannis de Lathebure nuper ux. Johannis 
Wychard of two parts of those lands, etc., in Seal, which 
he had by feoffment from the said John. Witnesses : 
Robert Butteler de Derleston ; John Shepey de Osberston ; 
Richard Butteler de eadem. Dat. F. of St. Barnabas 
[n June], 2 Hen. V [1414]. 

398. Grant by John Colwych to John Parker and 
Thomas Sapurton, of all the lands which he holds in the 
fee of Morton, which were sometime John Weston's. Wit- 
nesses : Ralph Wolseley ; Ralph Bysscheton ; William 
Bentley, etc. Dat. Th. aft. Nat. of St. John Bapt. [24 June], 
4 Hen. V [1416]. 

399. General Release by John, fil. Johannis Sheperd, 
al. dicti Johannis atte Walle de Rostlaston, to John Mareys, 
fil. Walteri Mareys de Rostlaston. Dat. Th. aft. F. of 
St. Martin [11 Nov.], 4 Hen. V [1416]. With seal. 

400A. Grant by John Parker, de Charteley and Thomas 
Sapurton de Leghes, to Thomas Gresley, mil., Dominus de 
Morton, of all the lands, etc., which they lately acquired by 
grant from John Colwych in the fee of Morton. Witnesses : 
Ralph Wolseley ; Thomas Ardenton ; Thomas Grym, etc. 
Dat. Morton, M. aft. F. of St. Hilary [13 Jan.], 5 Hen. V 
[1418]. 



go THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

400B. Power OF ATTORNEY to John Russhebury, rector 
ecclesie de Colton, to deliver seisin of the same. Same 
witnesses. Dat Tu. aft. F. of St. Hilary [13 Jan.], 
S Hen. V [1418]. With seals. 

401. Quit-claim by John Colwych de Colwych to 
Thomas Gresley, mil. Dominus de Morton, of the same 
lands. Same witnesses. Dat. M. aft. F. of St. Valentine 
[14 Feb.], S Hen. V [1418]. With seal of arms. 

402A. Letter from the Canons of St. George's Church, 
Gresley, to Dom. Thomas de Greseley, mil., " patronus et 
noster legitimus et advocatus", nominating two of their 
body, W. de Sancto Ivone and J. de Bredon, for the 
office of " prior et pastor", vacant on the death of John de 
Tuttebury, and asking for his licence to make the election. 
Dat. " In our chapter-house" at Gresley, 6 Sept. 1420. 

402B. Letter from T. de Gresley to the Canons grant- 
ing the requisite licence. Dat. Drakelow, 7 Sept. 1420. 

402c. Letter to the same from the Canons reporting 
that they have elected Dom. William de Sancto Ivone to 
be " prior et pastor". Dat. 13 Sept. 1420. 

403. Quit-claim by Henry Marreys, capellanus, to 
John Marreys de Rostlaston, of all his lands, etc., in 
Rostliston, which were sometime Robert Isabell's, and 
were conveyed by him to the said Henry Marreys, and 
feoffees now deceased. Witnesses : Thomas de Gresley, 
mil. ; John Dethik, armiger ; John Abell, etc. Dat. Roslis- 
ton, Th. in Easter week [27 Mar.], 9 Henry V [1421]. 
With seal. 

404. Quit-claim by John de Colton, al. dictus John del 
Hull, manens in Drakelowe, to Thomas Gresley, mil. 
de Drakelowe, of all the lands which descended to him 



THE GKESLEY CHARTERS. 9 1 

on the death of his father Robert del Hulle, in Colton. 
Witnesses : John Gresley, mil. ; John Clerkson de Colton ; 
Ralph Wolsley, etc. Dat. Fr. aft. F. of St. Gregory 
[12 Mar.], 9 Hen. V [1422]. With seal. 

405. Power of Attorney by Henry Wychard to John 
Jakes and John Taliour, to deliver seisin to John Lawe, 
clericus, and Henry Halle, of all those lands which he 
acquired by feoffment from John Wychard, de Osberston, 
in Seal. Dat. Morr. of F. of St. Michael [29 Sept.], 
7 Hen. VI [1428]. 

406. Quit-claim by Alice, nuper relicta Henrici 
Wychard de Chaddesden to John Lawe, clericus, and Henry 
Halle de Overton, of those lands which Henry Wychard 
her husband, Edmund Bugge and William Brokesby had 
by feoffment from John Wychard de Osberston in Seal. 
Dat. Seal, 6 Dec, 7 Hen. VI [1428]. With seal. 

407. 408. Grant by John Abell de Stapenhill to Thomas 
Gresley, mil. Dominus de Drakelowe, of five acres of 
meadow in the meadow called Le Borough-holme, within 
the lordship of Walton on Trent, which five acres formerly 
belonged to William diet. Le Child de Caldewell, with 
power of attorney to Richard Penyston de Chattesworth to 
deliver seisin. Witnesses : John Dethek, Dominus de 
Neuhall ; Henry Holand de Caldewall ; Robert Thirmot, 
de Lynton. Dat. Walton, M. aft. F. of Nat. of B. V Mary 
[8 Sept.], 9 Hen. VI [143°]- With seal - 

409. BOND, in £20, from William Wykynton de Moun- 
sterell and Agnes his wife, to Richard Vernon, mil., and 
John Broun de Shayll, for the peaceable possession by the 
said Richard and John of all those lands in Donisthorpe, 
which lately belonged to Thomas Caleys. Dat. 9 Feb., 
11 Hen. VI [1433]- 



92 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

410. Quit-claim by William Schiret de Yoxhale, frater 
et her. Johannis Schiret, to Thomas Gresley, mil., John 
Gresley, mil., Geoffrey Gresley, arm., and William Arderne, 
of five acres of meadow in Yoxhall. Witnesses : Robert 
Stokley, de Yoxhale ; Thomas Southerne ; Robert Rous, 
etc. Dat. Yoxhall, M. aft. F. of St. Matthias [24 Feb.], 
11 Hen. VI [1433]. 

411. Grant by Symon Neel de Sheyle to Richard 
Whithull and Thomas Condyt, of two acres and a rood of 
land in Nether Seal, which he acquired from Agnes 
Meysham. Witnesses : John Gylot ; Richard Cartwright ; 
William Dyson. Dat. F. of St. Laurence [10 Aug.], 15 
Hen. VI [1437]. 

412. Grant by John Broun de Sheyle to Richard 
Whithull and Thomas Condyt, of all his lands, etc., in 
Nether Seal, co. Leic, Donisthorpe and Lullyngton, 
co. Derby. Witnesses : John Gylot ; William Dyson ; 
Laurence Spenser ; Simon Neel. Dat. S. aft. F. of St. 
Laurence [10 Aug.], 15 Hen. VI [1437]. With seal. 

413. 414. Grant and Counterpart by Richard 
Whithull and Thomas Condyt to John Broun and Alice 
Delves, of all their lands and tenements, etc., in Nether 
Seal. Witnesses : John Gyllot ; Richard Cartwryght ; 

. Laurence Spenser, etc. Dat. M. aft. F. of St. Laurence 
[10 Aug.], 15 Hen. VI [1437]. With seals. 

415. Note of Acquittance to Richard Cartewright, 
in respect of his accompt as Bailiff and Collector of Rents 
of William Vernon, his lord, of Nether Seal, by Richard 
Spencer and Sampson Broune, Auditors ; for the year 
Michaelmas 16 Hen. VI, to Michaelmas 17 Hen. VI 
[H37-8]. 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 93 

416. Petition from John Bredon, subprior of the 
Priory of St. George at Gresley, dioc. Coventry and 
Lichfield, to Dom. Thomas Gresley, mil., " patronus et 
fundator" of the Priory, that he will ratify their choice of 
Richard Coventrensis, " concanonicus et confrater noster", 
for the office of Prior, vacant on the death of William 
St. Yvo, late Prior. Dat. "at our Chapter-house", 21 Jan. 
1438 [9]. With fragment of the Priory seal. 

417. LEASE, for lives, by Geoffrey Gresley, arm., with 
the consent of his co-feoffees, to William de Howeton, 
" Kever et Peyntour", of Burton-on-Trent, and Alice his 
wife, of all the lands, etc., in Wynshull, co. Derby, which 
sometime belonged to John Broun, fil. Willelmi Broun de 
Pontefracto. Rent, a red rose at midsummer. Witnesses : 
John Abell ; Henry de Caldewell ; Reginald Roundell de 
Stapenhill. Dat. Tu. aft. Decoll. of St. John Bapt. 
[29 Aug.], 17 Hen. VI [1439]. With two seals. 

418. Grant by John Marreys to his brother Nicholas 
Marreys, of the reversion of a messuage and virgate of 
land lately held by John Dawson which will fall to him on 
the death of his mother Alice, widow of John Marreys, 
senior. Witnesses : Henry Holond ; William Ward de 
Coton ; John Thurmond. Dat. Rosliston, W. aft. F. of 
Epiphany [6 Jan.], 18 Hen. VI [1440]. 

419. 420. Grant and Quit-claim by John Marreys 
to Thomas Smyth de Thorp and Joan his wife, of a 
cottage and croft, etc., in Rosliston. Dat. 27 Feb., 1 Mar., 
20 Hen. VI [i44 2 ]- 

421. GRANT by John Marreys, fil. et her. Johannis 
Marreys, to Nicholas his brother, "nunc manens in 
Sneynton iuxta Notyngham", of a messuage and virgate of 
land adjacent in Rosliston. Witnesses : Richard Calange- 



94 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

wode ; Thomas Wylkynson ; Ralph Blacgreve, etc. Dat. 
M. aft. F. of St. Vincent [22 Jan.], 22 Hen. VI [1444]. 

422. Grant by Richard Cartwrith, of Nether Seal, to 
Richard Vernon, mil, Thomas Stanley, arm., and Thomas 
White, cler., of all his lands, tenements, goods, and chattels 
wherever they may be found. Witnesses : William 
Wytherley, de Sheley Graunge ; Edmund Appulby de 
Ouersheley ; John Aloney de Willesley, etc. Dat. 
Michaelmas Day, 22 Hen. VI [1443]. With seal. 

423. Grant by John Machon de Hynkley to John 
Hyne, junior, de Assheby la Souch, of six roods of arable 
land and two of meadow, in the vill and territory of 
Doransthorp [Donisthorpe]. Rent, a grain of pepper at 
Michaelmas. Witnesses : Thomas Leceson de Assheby 
predicta ; John Stone ; John Boydell, etc. Dat. Donis- 
thorpe, 28 Dec, 22 Hen. VI [1443]. With seal. 

424. Grant by John Marreys, fil. et her. Johannis 
Marreys, to William de Shepey de Caldewall, of two acres 
of arable land lying on Domfurlong and abutting on 
Le Ryggewey. Witnesses : John Broun, de Rostelaston ; 
William Warde de Coton ; Richard Botyler de Ednyng- 
hale, etc. Dat. Rosliston, M. aft. F. of St. Margaret 
[20 July], 22 Hen. VI [1444]. 

425. Covenant for a lease by Humphrey Blount and 
James de Hopewod, feoffees of Margaret, widow of John 
Gresley, Knt, to John Gresley, esquire, her son, of the 
manors of Colton and Kyngeston, co. Staff., for a term of 
thirty years, " yeldyng therfore yerely to the seide feffeez 
xl. li. in the mynster of Seynt Mary of Couentre" ; the 
said feoffees to give acquittance for each half-yearly 
payment of rent in the form specified in the present deed. 
Dat. 1 March, 27 Hen. VI [1449]. 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 95 

426. Quit-claim by John Marreys, fil. et her. Johannis 
Marreys, to William de Shepey, nunc manens in Calde- 
wall, of that messuage and virgate in Rosliston which the 
said William lately acquired by grant from Nicholas 
Marreys his brother, " manens in Sneynton iuxta 
Notyngham". Witnesses : John Broun ; Robert Thur- 
mond, de Lynton ; William Warde, de Coton. Dat. S. aft. 
Epiphany [6 Jan], 23 Hen. VI [1445]. 

427, 428. Grant and Quit-claim by John Marreys, 
fil. et her. Joh. Marreys, and Margery his wife, to Roger 
Gyldyrson of all his lands, etc., in Rosliston. Witnesses : 
John Broune ; Ralph Blacgreve, de Lynton ; Richard 
Calengewod, de Caldewall. Dat. 9, 10 Dec, 27 Hen. VI 
[1448]. With seals. 

429. Quit-claim by Alice Hyll, nuper uxor Johannis 
Marreys, senior, to John Marreys her son, of all the lands, 
etc., which she had from her said husband. Witnesses : 
John Broune ; Ralph Blacgreve ; Richard Chalengewod. 
Dat. 4 Dec, 27 Hen. VI [1448]. With seal. 

430. Quit-claim by William Babyngton, mil., to Roger 
Gyldreson, senior, of all those lands, etc., in Rosliston 
which lately belonged to Walter Marys or John Marys his 
son. Witnesses ■ John Gresley ; John Abney ; John 
Cursun. Dat. Nottingham, F. of St. Agnes [21 Jan.l, 
27 Hen. VI [1449]. With seal of arms, broken. 

431. GRANT by Richard Nyk de Catton and Joan his 
wife to William Vernon, arm., of all the lands and tene- 
ments within the lordship of Seal, which were formerly 
Robert Wylson's. Witnesses : Richard Hasord, rector 
ecclesie de Stretton in le Feld ; Richard Spencer de 
Lichefeld ; John Teddesley de Chesterfeld. Dat. Fr. aft. 
F. of St. Dionysius [9 Oct.], 28 Hen. VI [1449]. With 
two seals, one, of arms, 



g6 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

432. Quit-CLAIM by William Wade de Coton and 
Alice his wife, John their son, and Agnes le Granger, que 
fuit uxor Ricardi Graunger, to Roger Gyldurson, of lands, 
tenements, etc., in Rosliston. Witnesses : John Dyson ; 
Stephen Warde ; Ralph Blakegreue, etc. Dat. F. of St. 
Michael [29 Sept.], 29 Hen. VI [1450]. 

433) 434- Grant and Quit-claim by Roger Gylderson 
de Brynsley in com. Nottingham, Katharine his wife, and 
John his son, to John Paunton de Burton super Trent, of 
all his lands, etc., in Rosliston, Caldewall and Lynton, in 
co. Derby. Witnesses : Nicholas Chamber ; Ralph Blak- 
greue ; Richard Dawson, etc. Dat. 16 Apr., 30 Hen. VI 
[1452]. With seals. 

435. Grant by Thomas Smyth de Thorp and Joan his 
wife, to William Smyth their son and Joan his wife, of a 
cottage and croft in Rosliston, the croft being that some- 
time belonging to John Marreys. Witnesses : Nicholas 
Chaumber de Caldewall ; John Andrewe ; and William 
Andrewe. Dat. 31 March, 36 Hen. VI [1458]. 

436. Grant by John Gresley, mil., dominus de Colton, 
to Richard Wygan de Colton, of a plot of land in Colton, 
sometime in the tenure of John Parker. " Reddendo inde 
annuatim .... tres catapultas 1 ad festum Pasche." Wit- 
nesses : John Belton de Colton ; William Wheston de 
eadem ; William Boteler de eadem. Dat. Colton, 4 May, 
36 Hen. VI [1458]. With seal of arms, broken. 

437. Award by Humphrey, Duke of Buckingham, in 
settlement of " divers contraversies, strifes and debates 
.... long tyme hangyng betwixe Sir William Vernon, 
knight, Roger Vernon his brother, their men seruauntz and 

1 Catapulta = a broad arrow. Cf. The Record Interpreter, C. T. 
Martin, 1892 ; cf. also below, No. 459. 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 97 

tenauntz on the oon partie and Sir John Gresley, knyght, 
Nicholas his brother ther men seruauntz and tenauntz on 
the other partie". Dat. 12 Sept., 34 Hen. VI [1455]. 
Signed " H. Buckingham". 

Among the articles decided by the arbitrator are the 
following : — 

First we awarde that the seid Sir William and Sir John 
shalbe full frendes and of frendely delyng and pardone and 
leye aparte either to other alle maner aggrugginges and 
rancoure of herte. And neither of them shall vexe, trouble, 
or make querelle to any cousyn, frende, servaunt, tenauntz 
or welwiller to other for materes or querelles passed of the 
same Sir William and Sir John. And yf any cause of 
gruggyng happen to falle betwene them in tyme to come 
that he of them that shal finde hym greved shal notefie us 
of the cause of his gruggyng if we ben in cuntrey, or elles 
oure sonne Stafford in oure absence withoute any thyng 
procedyng by weie of feite (sic), and we or our seide sonne 
in oure absence to sette redresse theryn. 

Item, forasmoche as it was afore this tyme awarded that 
the said Sir William shulde paie to Annes, that was the 
wife of John Herte, whiche was slayne at Burton by the 
servauntz of the seid Sir William, xx'' marcs to be dis- 
posed for the soule of the said John, and for the relief of 
the seide Annes and her children, of whiche remaineth yet 
unpaied xvii marcs we awarde that the seid Sir William 
paie to the seid Annes the seid xvii marcs, to be paied at 
the festes of Cristmasse and Lammasse next comyng bi 
even porcions. 

Item, we awarde that the seid Sir John shall paie to the 
use of Thomas Webbe of Shele, tenaunt to the seide Sir 
William, wich was maymed and hurte by the servauntz of 
the seid Sir John, for a soore wounde in the heede xiiiy. 
iiijd., and for a nother soore wounde in the face xiiLy. iiijV., 
and for every of vj other woundes v]s. v'md., and for a 
mayme on the thombe in the left hand cs., summa, 
xii marc. v]s. v'uid. 

H 



98 THE GRESLEV CHARTERS. 

438. Quit-claim by Laurence Sekynton and Beatrice 
his sister to William Sekynton their brother, of a messuage 
in Thorp Costantyne, which they lately acquired by feoff- 
ment of the said William Sekynton. Witnesses : William 
Smyth ; Thomas Nicoll ; Roger Wyneswold, etc. Dat. 
Sekynton, F. of St. Chad [2 Mar.], 4 Edw. IV [1465]- 

439. Grant by John Pawnton de Burton super Trent, 
peyntour, to Mag. Thomas Pawnton, capellanus, his son, 
and others, of all his possessions in Rosliston. Witnesses : 
Nicholas Chawmber ; Richard Calengewood ; Richard 
Irpe, and others. Dat. F. of St. George [23 Apr.], 
5 Edw. IV [1465]. 

440. Bond by John Gresley, mil., in 200 marks, to abide 
by the award of George, Duke of Clarence, Lord of 
Richmond, in certain disputes between the said John and 
the Abbot and Convent of Burton, the latter claiming 
certain rents and lands in Burton, co. Staff., Drakelow, 
Caldewall and Lynton, co. Derby, a fishery in the Trent 
from a certain boundary called Redebanke, within the 
lordship of Walton, up to a water-mill of the said Abbot 
called Overmill, and the said John claiming title to other 
rents and lands of the Abbey in Burton, Tetenall and 
elsewhere in co. Staff. Dat. 24 Feb., 6 Edw. IV [1467]. 

441. Grant by John Broune de Rostlaston to John 
Greysley, mil., and John Dawson, of all his lands and 
hereditaments in Rosliston, Coton, and Repingdon. 
Witnesses : Thomas Greysley, arm. ; Thomas Curson, arm. ; 
William Bromwich. Dat. F. of St. Andrew [30 Nov.], 
n Edw. IV [1471]. 

442. " Bill ENDENTED" of Robert Leegegood, bailie of 
Shehill [Bailiff of Seal], to Dame Margery Vernon, of the 
sum of lyk. /\d. "of the profites of his office". Dat. 
Burton [12 June], 12 Edw. IV [1472]. 



THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 99 

443, 444. Lease by Mag. John Naseby, Thomas Adams, 
Joan Worseley, nup. uxor Johannis Worseley and William 
Swetenham to Thomas Bradchawe of all the lands, etc., 
which they lately acquired by feoffment of John Worsley 
in Nether Seal ; with power of attorney to John Ogoolden 
to deliver seisin. Witnesses : John Ogoolden ; Thomas 
Swetenham ; Robert Legegood. Dat. 28 Sept., 14 
Edw. IV [1474]. 

445-447. Grant and Quit-claim by Thomas Brad- 
schawe de Tyddeswall to Henry Vernon, arm., of all his 
lands and tenements within the lordship of Sheyie and 
Sheyle Hyde, with power of attorney to Christopher 
Bagshawe and Robert Leggegood, to deliver seisin. Wit- 
nesses : William Moton, arm. ; Thomas Wederley, gent. ; 
John Wederley, gent. ; Humphrey Stanley, arm. ; Ralph 
Sancheverell, arm. ; Thomas White, rector ecclesie de 
Sheyle, etc. Dat. Th. bef. Ann. of B. V. Mary [25 Mar.], 
21 Edw. IV [1481]. 

448. Power of Attorney by Henry Vernon, arm., to 
William Vernon his brother, to receive seisin of the above 
lands. Same date. 

449. Lease, in perpetuity, by William Gresley, rector 
ecclesie de Stoke, and Richard Gresley, to John Gresley, 
mil., and Anne his wife of the manor of Colton, co. Staff., 
lately acquired by feoffment from the said John and Anne. 
Witnesses : Richard Bagott de Blyffeld, arm. ; John Bagott 
his son ; Richard Wygan de Colton. Dat. Tu. aft. F. of 
Ascension [31 May], 21 Edw. IV [1481]. 

450. GRANT by John Harecourt, arm., and Margaret his 
wife, to Henry Vernon, arm., of two messuages and two 
virgates of land and all his other lands, etc., in Nether 
Seal, with attorney to William Wyght de Pollesworth to 
deliver seisin. Witnesses : Thomas White, rector ecclesie 

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de Sheile ; William Vernon, arm., and Robert Leggegode. 
Dat. F. of St. Gregory [12 Mar.], 2 Ric. Ill [1485]. 

451. Power of Attorney by Henry Vernon, arm., to 
Thomas Broun, rector ecclesie de Appulby, and Robert 
Leggegoode de Sheyle, to receive seisin of the same. Same 
date. 

452. GRANT by Thomas White, rector ecclesie parochi- 
alis, de Nether Sheyle, to Thomas Wytherley, fil. Johannis 
Wytherley, of a messuage in Nether Seal, with power of 
attorney for livery of seisin. Witnesses : William 
Shilton de Ouersheyle ; William Pachet ; William Gillot 
de Nethersheyle, etc. Dat. 26 Nov., 2 Ric. Ill [1484]. 

453. Quit-claim by John Dison de Walton super Trent 
to Thomas Paunton, clericus ac sacre theologie professor, 
fil. et her. Johannis Paunton nuper de Burton super Trent, 
to Richard Broun de Roslaston and Elizabeth his wife, of 
all the lands and tenements in Rosliston, Caldwall and 
Lynton, co. Derby, which the said John and Thomas, jointly 
with other feoffees, lately held from John Paunton. Dat. 
7 May, 1 Henry VII [i486]. 

454. GRANT by Mag. Thomas Paunton, clericus ac sacre 
theologie professor, to Richard Broun de Rosliston and 
Elizabeth his wife, of all the lands and tenements in Ros- 
liston, Caldwall and Lynton mentioned in the preceding 
deed. Witnesses : John Dyson ; Richard Irpe ; John Irpe, 
etc. Dat. 18 May, 1 Hen. VII [i486]. 

455. Grant by Lodowicus Bagot, arm., to Thomas 
Gresley, mil., of four acres of arable land lying within the 
fee of Colton in an enclosure called Hasilhurste " modo 
inclusa infra novum parcum"; with a quit-claim of all the 
other lands and pastures now enclosed within the new 
park and in Le Barromore le Moreheys similarly enclosed : 



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the said grant being in exchange for five acres of land in 
three enclosures in Admaston called Le Ley. Witnesses : 
Richard Norman; Richard Gresley ; John Blount, gent, 
etc. Dat. 15 Feb., 7 Hen. VII [1492]. With seal. 

456, 457. Grant and Quitclaim by John Gurmundull 
al. diet. John Tumson to Henry Vernon, mil., of lands, etc., 
in the fields of Nether Seal : with attorney to Thomas 
Chesshire, rector de Appulby, and John Marchenton, to 
deliver seisin. Dat. 26 Aug., 17 Hen. VII [1501]. 

458. Power of Attorney by Henry Vernon, mil., to 
George Vernon and Roger Janyns to take seisin of the 
same. Same date. 

459. Covenant in settlement of suits between Sir 
Henry Vernon, Knt, and Edmond Appulby of Appulby, 
gent, concerning certain lands, rents and other duties in 
Donisthorpe. 

The first clause runs as follows : — 

" First the said Edmond Appulby is agreed that he and 
his heires shall pay yerely unto the said Sir Henry Vernon, 
Knyght, and his heires, xii brode arowes heded, with brode 
heddes, or xii<f. of lawfull money, as the ancestres of the 
seid Edmond hath paid unto the ancestres of the seid Sir 
Henry." Dat. 24 Feb., 19 Hen. VII [1504]. 

460. GRANT by Elena, relicta Johannis Broune, nuper de 
Rostlaston defuncti, to William Dawson, fil. Johannis 
Dawson de Rostlaston of a messuage, etc., in Rosliston, a 
wood and land in Coton, with other lands in Rosliston, 
Coton, and Repingdon which she acquired by grant from 
her late husband : with attorney to Thomas Gowper and 
Geoffrey Cowper to deliver seisin. Witnesses : Henry 
Vernon, mil. ; William Gresley, arm. ; Thomas Dethek, 
arm., etc. Dat. 20 July, 19 Hen. VII [1504]. 



102 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

461. Quit-claim by the same to Richard Broune of all 
her possessions in Rosliston, Coton and Repingdon. Dat. 
15 Apr. 29 Hen. VII [1505]. 

462. GRANT by Richard Verney de Compton Verney, 
arm., fil. et her. Edmundi Verney, arm., to William Bedeham 
de Northampton, smyth, and Agnes his wife of a tenement 
with pigeon house, etc., in North Street, Northampton, and 
an enclosure which fell to him on the death of the said 
Edmund his father, with power to deliver seisin. At the 
special request of the said Richard, the seal of the Mayor 
of Northampton is appended. Witnesses : Henry Hum- 
frey, Mayor of Northampton ; Thomas Peny and Richard 
Wheler, Bailiffs. Dat. Northampton [7 Oct.], 23 Hen. VII 
[1507]. With seals. 

On the back is a memorandum stating that this charter 
was enrolled " in rotulis memorandorum curie ville North- 
amptonie imperpetuum duraturis", in the presence of 
Thomas Wellys, Mayor, William Bowas and Richard 
Deyneithe, Bailiffs, and John Wattis, John Smythe, John 
Saye, and John Parvyne, " Domini Regis Coronatores", 
and was proclaimed at the hustings according to the 
custom of the town " ad tres dies hustengal[es ?] ", on 
Monday "post festum clause Pasce", 2 Hen. VIII [1510]. 

463. Grant by William Greysley de Drakelowe, arm., 
to William, Abbot of Burton-on-Trent, Robert, Prior of 
Gresley, Robert Greysley, his brother, and others, of all the 
lands and tenements in Snareston, co. Leic, which he lately 
acquired by grant from John Corbett de Lee in Com. Salop, 
arm. : to hold to the use of Alice Tawke for her life, and on 
her death, to the use of Anthony Gresley, son of the same 
Alice, and to the heirs of his body, and on failure of such 
issue to the use of Thomas Gresley, Humphrey Gresley, 
Edward Gresley, and the heirs of their bodies begotten, 
and on failure of such issue to the above-named William 
Gresley, his heirs and assigns : with power of attorney to 



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Dom. John Orme, clericus, and Thomas Orme to deliver 
seisin. Dat. Snareston 10 Feb., 1 Hen. VIII [15 10]. 
Signed, " per me Wyllyam Greysseley squyer". With small 
seal. 

464. Bond, in £20, by William Broune de Uttoxator in 
co. Staff., yeoman, to Richard Wakelen, yeoman, to 
ensure to the latter, and to Margery his wife, peaceable 
possession of two messuages in Rosliston. Dat. 6 Mar.. 
2 Hen. VIII [1511]. 

465, 466. Grant and Quit-claim by William Smyth, 
de Lullington, fil. et her. Radulphi Smyth, nuper de 
Huxton defuncti, to William Greysley, arm., of all his lands 
and tenements in Huxton [Hixon] and Morton, co. Staff., 
which fell to him on the death of the said Ralph his father : 
with power of attorney to deliver seisin. Witnesses : 
George Colwhich, arm.; John Ellismere ; Thomas Cokett, 
etc. Dat. 5, 10 May, 3 Hen. VIII [151 1]. 

467. GRANT by William Bedome de villa Northampton, 
smyth, and Agnes his wife, to Richard Hayworth de 
Northampton, taillour, and Agnes his wife, of a tenement, 
etc., in North Street, Northampton, which the said William 
acquired by grant from Richard Verney de Compton, in 
com. Warw., arm. : with power of attorney to give seisin. 
" Et quia sigilla nostra quampluribus sunt incognita, ideo 
sigillum officii maioratus ville Northampton predicte apponi 
procuravimus." Witnesses : John Hilton, tunc maior ville 
Northampton, William Grene and Richard Dixson, tunc 
ibidem ballivi. Dat. 14 Mar., 3 Hen. VIII [1512]. With 
seal of the Mayoralty and two small seals. 

468. QUIT-CLAIM by John Wydderley de Chilcote, in 
com. Derb., fil. et her. Thome Wydderley, fil. Johannis 
Wydderley, to Richard Vernon, arm., fil. et her. Henrici 
Vernon, mil, nuper defuncti, of two messuages in Nether 



104 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

Seal, with all those lands, tenements, etc., in Nether 
Seal, which were sometime called Gurmondlelande al. 
diet. Thomsonlande et postea Wydderleylande. Dat. 
3 Mar. 7 Hen. VIII [1516]. 

469. ACQUITTANCE by William Browne, of Uttoxeter, 
yeoman, to Richard Wakelyn, of Rosliston, yeoman, for six 
pounds rent for two messuages in Rosliston which the 
latter holds on lease for his life, and for a parcel of land in 
Coton, now tenanted by Joan Swanne, widow, which the 
said Richard holds on lease for a term of ten years, with 
covenant by the said William, in case of the said Richard's 
death within the said term, to allow his heirs and assigns 
to possess the land till the expiry of the term. Dat. 6 Nov., 
9 Hen. VIII [1517]. With seal. 

470. Acquittance by the same to the same for a rent 
of four pounds for a house in Rosliston late in the holding 
of Walter Nowell, but which the said Richard now holds on 
lease for a term often years. Dat. 12 Sept., 11 Hen. VIII 
[1520]. 

471. 472. Grant and Quit-claim by William Browne, 
fil. Radulphi Browne, ac frater et her. Ricardi Browne de 
Uttoxator, to William Wakelen de Rostlaston, of all those 
messuages in Rosliston which the said Ralph sometime 
acquired from Thomas Paunton, clericus, fil. et her. Johannis 
Paunton. Witnesses: Richard Bratte; Richard Penyfader ; 
William Rogers ; and John Bratte. Dat. 20 May, 
13 Hen. VIII [1521]. 

473. Bond, in £30, between the same parties for ensur- 
ing peaceable possession of the property. Same date. 

474. Acquittance by the said grantor for the sum of 
five pounds ten shillings " in plenam solucionem viginti 
librarum pro predicto mesuagio". Same date. 



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475. Award by Thomas [Wolsey] Cardinal Archbishop 
of York, in a suit brought by Sir John Savage, Knt, and 
Alice his wife, " late the wife" of Sir William Greysley, 
Knt, and executrix of his last will, Anthony Greysley, 
Thomas Greysley, Humfrey Greysley and Edward Greysley, 
on the one part, against Sir George Greisley and John 
Saunders, on the other part, to substantiate their right and 
title to the manors of Drakelowe, co. Derby; Osgathorpe, 
co. Leic. ; Tutbury Woodhouse, Colton, Moreton, Kingston, 
co. Staff. ; Lullington, Castle Gresley, and Lynton, co. 
Derby ; Norton, co. Staff. ; Braceborough, Carleby, Thirlby, 
Baston, co. Line. ; and Seton in Spaldingmoor, co. York ; 
whereby it is decreed that the said Sir George is to have 
possession of the said manors as the rightful heir of his 
brother Sir William Greysley, who died " without issue of 
his body begotten", subject to certain rent charges to be 
paid to the said Alice, wife of Sir John Savage, and to the 
said Anthony, Thomas, Humphrey, and Edward. Dat. 
Trinity Term, 16 Hen. VIII [1525]. Endorsed, "The 
decree agaynst Lady Savage and her Basterd Sonnes for all 
the Gresleyes lands." 

476. LEASE, for lives, by John, Prior of Gresley, and the 
Convent there, to Nycolas Sharwynt, Margery his wife, and 
William Sharwynt, of a messuage and the mill at Seal. 
Rent, forty-eight shillings. Dat. 1 Sept., 18 Hen. VIII 
[1526]. Paper copy. 

477. Quit-claim by Anne Browne de Uttoxator, nuper 
relicta Willelmi Browne, to William Wakelen de Rostlaston, 
of her dower lands in Rostliston. Witnesses. 1 Feb., 
27 Hen. VIII [1536]. 

478. GRANT by William Gresley, arm., fil. et her. Georgii 
Gresley, mil., to Walter Aston, fil. et her. appar. Edwardi 
Aston, mil, Edward Littelton, junior, and Thomas Rowley, 
gent, of his manors of Colton and Kyngston, co. Staff., and 



106 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

all his possessions in Colton, Kyngston Parva, Loxley, 
Bloxwiche, Caldway, Locshill, Colwiche, Newland, Blyth- 
ford, Blythbury and Rydware, co. Staff., to hold in trust for 
the said William and Katharine his wife, and their heirs 
male. Dat. , 2 Edw. VI [1548-9]. 

479. Grant by Edward Pease and James Wilsone to 
William Foorde, de Shele, of a cottage in Seal (now in the 
occupation of the Churchwardens, and formerly given for 
the perpetual support of a lamp in Seal Church), which they 
lately acquired by grant from the Crown. Dat. 8 Sept., 
3 Edw. VI [1549]. 

480. Release by Anne, 1 daughter of John, late Duke of 
Cleve, Guligh, and Barry, and sister to William, " nowe 
Duke of Cleve, Guligh, and Barry and countie of Marke, 
Ravensburgh and Sutfyn, and also Lorde of Ravesten", to 
Francis Bryneton and Edward Cholmeley, executors of the 
last will and testament of William Cholmeley, esquire, 
" late our servaunte deceased, and whiles he lived Coferer of 
our Householde", of all actions and suits arising against 
them " by reason of the admynistracion or Executorship", 
for the space of one year, viz., from 30 Sept., 4 Edw. VI 
[1550], to 1 Oct., 5 Edw. VI [1551]. Dat. 20 Dec, 
5 Edw. VI [1551]. Signed "Anna the dowghter off 
Cleues", and sealed with her seal of arms. 

481. QUIT-CLAIM by Edward Wynter, esquire, and 
Katharine his wife, daughter of George Gresley, Knt, 
deceased, to William Gresley, Knt, son and heir of the 
latter, in consideration of 400 marks, and in fulfilment of 
an award made by John, late Duke of Northumberland, 
"by name of" John, Earl of Warwick, Lord Chamberlain 
of England, and Lord William Pagett of Beaudesert, " by 

1 Anne of Cleves, marr. to Henry VIII in 1540. Divorced 1541 ; 
died 1557. 



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name of" Lord William Pagett, K.G., and Comptroller of 
the Household, on 1 April, 2 Edw. VI [1548], of all those 
messuages, lands, etc., in Okethorpe, Donisthorpe, and 
Lynton, co. Derb., of one pasture or meadow called " The 
Olde Lande", and another called " The Ley Closse", in 
Colton, co. Staff. ; the said lands having been acquired by 
the above-named George Gresley by feoffment of Henry 
Ward, chaplain, and Thomas Gylbert, in trust for the said 
Katharine for a term of years not yet expired on 20 Oct., 
29 Hen. VIII [1537]. Dat. 29 Sept., 2 and 3 Philip and 
Mary [1555]. 

482A. GRANT by John Copuldyke, de Harryngton, co. 
Line, Knt, and Thomas Copuldyke, gent., his son, to 
William Forde, of Nether Seal, and John Forde his son, 
of certain lands and tenements, including the mill in Nether 
Shelley, al. Nether Sheale, all lately belonging to the 
Priory of Gresley, now dissolved, which were granted to 
the said John and Thomas by the Crown to hold by fealty 
only in free socage and not in chief, the said William and 
John to hold the same from the Crown by the same service. 
Dat. 23 Aug., 4 and 5 Philip and Mary [1557]. 

482B. Bond, in £200, between the said parties for the 
making of the above conveyance. Dat. 19 July, 3 and 5 
Philip and Mary [1557]. 

483. Exemplification of the Charter of Edward II 
granting to Peter de Gresley (at the instance of Hugh le 
Despencer, junior) free warren in Gresley, Lollington, 
Linton, Donisthorpe, Drakelow, etc., co. Derby, Norton, 
co. Leic, and in Morton, Kingston, Hugtesdon [Hixon], 
co. Staff., and in Toft, co. Norf. Dat. 18 Feb., 4 Eliz. 
[1562]. With official seal, broken. 

484. CONVEYANCE by Henry Berkeley, Lord Berkeley, 
in fulfilment of indentures of bargain and sale on the day 



108 THE GRESLEY CHARTERS. 

previous, to William Grisley, al. Greysley, of Colton, Knt, 
of all those manors or lordships of Russhelaston, al. 
Rostlaston, Coton al. Cotes, and Lynton near Lollington, 
and of all messuages, windmills and watermills, waters, 
fisheries, etc., thereto belonging, and the wood called 
Coton Park and Le Lawnde in Great or Nether Seal, and 
all lands and tenements, services, free warren, privileges, 
etc., belonging to the said Lord Berkeley in Rosliston, 
Coton, al. Cotes, Lynton, Gresley, Caldwall, Donisthorpe 
Lollington, and Walton-on-Trent. Dat. u Dec, n Eliz. 
[1568]. With seal. 

485. Exemplification of extracts from the Book of 
Knights Fees in temp. Edw. I as follows : " Hundred of 
Repindon, Geoffrey de Greysley holds the manor of 
Drakelowe for one fee from Edmund, the King's brother, 
who holds it from the King ; Geoffrey de Greysley holds 
Lollinton for one fee from the same Edmund, and he from 
the King ; Nicholas de Segrave holds Cotes for one fee 
and for one Berselet [i.e., hound]. Witness : William, 
Marquis of Winchester, Treasurer of England. Dat. 
Westminster, 12 Feb., 13 Eliz. [1571]. With official seal, 
broken. 

486. Assignment by Samuel King of a lease to him 
by John Glover of the mansion house in Great Seal called 
the High Grange, which was let to the said John for a 
term of 80 years by the now dissolved Abbey of Merivale 
in 10 Hen. VIII. Dat. 12 Mar., 15 Eliz. [1573]. 

487. GRANT by the Crown to Thomas Gresley, esquire, 
son and heir of the late Sir William Gresley, Knt, of his 
own wardship and marriage with an annuity of .£20 from 
the possessions of the said Sir William ; but, forasmuch as 
the Court of Wards is not yet assured of the extent and 
value of the said possessions, the said Thomas has under- 
taken to append to the present charter a schedule of them 



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with their extent, description, and value ; and covenants 
to pay to the Court df Wards the said value over and 
above the £20 annuity. Dat. 16 June, 16 Eliz. [1574]. 
Signed by William Cecil, Lord Burghley. With official 
seal, broken. Attached is the schedule showing " the 
extent and clere value" and tenure of all the lands of 
which Sir William died possessed which have now 
descended to his son Thomas, being 20 years 6 mos. 
20 days old at his father's death. 

488. Grant by William Cecil, Lord Burghley, as 
Master of the Court of Wards and Liveries, of the above 
lands, etc. (of which a schedule showing the value, etc., is 
attached), to the same Thomas Gresley. Same date and 
signature. 

489. LEASE by Thomas Greisley, of Drakelow, esquire, 
to Ralphe Barker, his servant, of a tenement in Coton, 
co. Derby (now occupied by William son of the late Hugh 
Mallabour), for a term of 21 years to commence on the 
death of the said William. Witnesses : John Stafford ; 
Peter Callyngewood ; Arthur Houlden, etc. Dat. 20 Apr., 
17 Eliz. [1575]. With signature " T. Gresley" and seal 
of arms. 

490. Grant by Thomas Stanley, of Tonge, co. Salop, 
Knt, and Margaret his wife, patrons of the church and 
rectory of Great Seal, to George Abell, of Seal, gent, 
of the next presentation to the same. Dat. 3 Oct., 18 Eliz. 
[1576]. With signatures and seals. 

491. Will of Thomas Hopkyns, of Northampton, 
mercer. Dat. 5 Jan., 23 Eliz. [1581]. With probate 
attached dated 4 Feb. 1580 [1], and having appended the 
seal of the Archdeaconry of Northampton. 



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492. Licence from the Crown to Thomas Gresley, 
esquire, that he may convey to George Gresley, gent, 
the manors of Over Seal and Nether Seal, and a hundred 
acres of land, etc., in the same places, which the said 
Thomas holds from the Crown in chief. Dat. 2 Sept., 
32 Eliz. [1590]. With fine seal. 

493. Deed OF Sale by Dame Mary Leveson, of 
Trentham, to George Curson, of Croxall, co. Derby, of the 
tenement called " The Antelopp" in Newcastle-under- 
Lyme, co. Staff., at present tenanted by Richard Clayton : 
with memorandum (on the back) of attornment of tenancy 
by the latter. Dat. 18 July, 33 Eliz. [1591]. Signed 
" Mary Leversone". 

494. Lease, for lives, by Thomas Gresley to Elizabeth 
Arnoulde, John Arnoulde, and Agnes his daughter, of the 
messuage and tenement in Nether Seal in which the said 
Elizabeth and John dwell. Witnesses : Arthur Gresley ; 
Thomas Mosse ; William Ryle. Dat. 2 June, 40 Eliz. 
[1598]. Signed. 

495. 496. Letters Patent, and transcript, of King 
James I, exempting George Graisley, Bart., and all his 
tenants within the lordships of Drakelow, Gresley, and 
Lullington (being parcels of the Duchy of Lancaster) from 
toll, pannage, passage, lastage, presage, pitage, stallage, 
murage or terrage. Dat. 30 June, 13 James I [161 5]. 

497. Indenture whereby William, Lord Pagett, of 
Beaudesert, co. Staff., grants to Sir Thomas Gresley, of 
Drakelow, Bart, " for the settling and putting an end to 
all and all manner of differences that have or any manner 
of way may arise concerneinge raiseinge the height of the 
weare at the upper walke or fullinge mill at Burton upon 
Trent .... and that the said weare may for the tyme bee 
continued at the height that now it is without the hinder- 



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ance, lett, interruption or disturbance of the said Sir 
Thomas Gresley", an annuity of £4, payable out of the 
said fulling mill. Witnesses : Alexander Walbhall ; 
Thomas Fisher ; Solomon Clarke ; Jonah Aldriche. Dat. 
20 Sept., 1656. 

498. Exemplification of recovery by Francis Burdett, 
Bart, and Charles Agard, gent., against Nicholas Willymot, 
esquire, and James Fullwood, gent., of the manors of 
Drakelow and Lullington, with the appurtenances and 
thirty- five messuages, two mills, and other tenements in 
Drakelow, Lullington, Castle Gresley, Church Gresley, 
Lynton, Rosliston, Caldwell and Stapenhill, and free 
fishing in the Trent from Walton to Stapenhill. Dat. 
II May 1657. 

499. "Articles of Agreement, indented, concluded, 
and mutually and fully agreed upon" between William, 
Lord Paget, and the Hon. William Paget his son, and 
Sir Thomas Gresley of Drakelow, concerning the " weare 
of the upper fulling mill", the erection of a bridge at 
Stapenhill, viz., the Mare Yard Bridge, and the surrender by 
Sir T. Gresley of the £4 annuity granted him in 1656. 
[cf. No. 497.] Dat. 17 March 1676. Signed by Lord 
Paget and his son. 



DESCRIPTION OF THE RIDEWAR-E 
CHARTULARY. 



Cartularium familise de Rideware, Dominorum de Sheile 
in com. Leic. ; temp. Edw. II. 

The original brief description of the volume is 
given in the following rubric (f. 3 b) : " Thomas de 
Rydeware, fiz et heyr Wauter de Rydeware, fit fere cet 
livre en Fan de Reigne le Roi Edward fiz le bon Rei 
Edward le secunde, de tus le tenemans qu'il tint en sa 
mein en Rydeware, en Scheyle, en Fridlesham et en 
Ketelberstone et en Rossingthone." A detailed table of 
contents has been added on ff. 6, 6 b, 7, according to 
which the MS. originally contained 134 deeds. These 
immediately follow the table, and are numbered in the 
margins i-xix by the original scribe, and 20-134 i n a 
modern hand. From time to time copies of deeds have 
been added, most of them being in hands but little later 
than the first hand, but a few as late as the 15th century. 
These are described at some length at the end of this 
article. The main contents are : — 

1. Magna Carta de Warrenna, i.e., Grant by King 
Edward II to Thomas de Rideware, of free warren in 
Ridware, co. Staff. ; Sheile, co. Leic. ; Friddlesham 
[Frilsham], co. Berks ; and Cutalberston [Kettlebaston], 
co. Suff. 28 Aug., Anno 6 [131 2], f. 7 b. 

2. Carta de Mercato, i.e., Grant by Edward II to the 
same, of a market every Monday at his manor of Sheile, 
and a fair on the Feast of St. Margaret [20 July] every 
year, Berwick, 12 Mar.-, Anno 4 [131 1] : with drawing of 
the King under a canopy, seated on a throne of Gothic 
work, holding sceptre, etc., f. 8 b. 



DESCRIPTION OF THE RIDEWARE CARTULARY. 113 

3. Carta originalis de Sheile, i.e., Grant by William de 
Ferrariis, Comes Derbeye, to William de Rydware, of the 
whole land of Ralph de Scheyle : with drawing of the 
Earl, in coat of mail, under a canopy, holding shield of 
arms, etc. f. 9. 

4. Carta de perquisitione viii virgatarum in Duranthorp, 
i.e., Grant by Bertram fil. Will, de Caldona to William de 
Rydware, of eight virgates in Donisthorpe. f. 9. 

5. Deeds relating to Seal, co. Leic. (numbered v-xiii, 
xv-xix, 20-22, 26-36, 38-51, 77, 78, 86). 

6. Grants, etc., in co. Derby : Derby (xiv) ; Willesley 
(23, 24); Stretton-in-the-fields (25); Crudekote in Peco 
(54, 55); Boylestone (56, 57, 76, 119, 132, 133); Brad- 
bourne (60); Hartington (61*, 64, 128); Norbury and 
Roston (103-115). 

7. Grants, etc., in co. Stafford : Needwood Forest (52, 
65-71); Ridware (53, 57*, 57**, 72-76, 79, 81*, 82-84, 87, 
120**, 124, 125, 127, 129-131); Lichfield (59); Wood- 
houses (62, 63) ; Boscum calumniatum, i.e., Callingwood 
(65-71) ; Edingale (57* 8i, 85, 102, 120**, 124); Bromley 
(88) ; Hoarcross (126). 

8. Grants, etc., in co. Berks: Frilsham (89-95, 99, 100, 
117, 120, 134); Ilsley (100). 

9. Grants, etc., in co. Suffolk; Kettlebaston (98, 101, 
116, 117*, 118, 121). 

10. Miscellaneous grants: in Rutindeclif (58); Hulton 
and Chalesford (61) ; Hanworth (120*). 

11. Grant by Geoffrey de Gresley to Roger de Ryde- 
ware of Walter, fil. Pagani de Lintone, " cum tota sequela 
in curia Dom. W. de Ferrers, comitis Derb." (37). 

12. Grant by Will, de Ferrers, Earl of Derby, to Walter 
de Rydeware, in marriage with Matilda Pecche (80). 

13. Grant by the Abbot of Reading to Matilda Pecche 
of the prayers of the Abbey, 26 July 1270 : with drawing 
of the mitred abbot with staff and book (97). 

14. Grant of protection by Henry III to the same, her 
men and possessions, 4 Oct. Anno 49 [1265] (97*). 

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1 14 DESCRIPTION OF THE RIDEWARE CARTULARY. 

15. Copies of forty deeds relating to suits between 
Matilda Pecche and her kinsman Geoffrey Pecche, etc. 
Temp. Hen. Ill— Edw. I. ff. 46-52 b. 

The later additions are as follows : — 

1. Grant by Wm. de Rydeware Hamstal to Comber- 
mere Abbey, of eighty acres of arable land and twenty 
acres of meadow in Hertindon, near Le Cotes, and pasture 
for 300 sheep, dat. F. of Ass. of B.V. Mary [15 Aug.], 
1252. f. 1 b. 

2. Grant by the same to Nicholas de Ingwardeby and 
Cisilia his wife, of land and two parts of a watermill in 
Wyuelesleye [Willesley]. Undated, f. 1 b. 

3. Memorandum concerning the lordship of Draycot 
under Needwood, viz., that " Thomas was formerly lord, 
of Boylestone and held the said vill for half a knight's 
fee. And the same Thomas was lord of Draicote sub 
Nedwode, a member of the said vill of Boylestone, and 
held it from the Earl of Ferrars ' pro veneria', namely, that 
he should find one huntsman with a horse, and if the horse 
die in the Earl's service he, the Earl, shall find him 
another to ride." Item de predicto Thoma venit 
Hawysia filia et heres. Item de predicta Hawisia venit 
Reginaldus de Boyliston de J. patre, qui vocabatur 
Reginaldus de Gresley. Idem Reginaldus de Boyleston 
fuit mortuus sine herede et de[s]cendebat Nicholao 
Pecche filio Radulfi Pecche fratri predicti Reginaldi per 
Hawisiam matrem predictorum qui fuit recta heres pre- 
dictarum villarum. Item de Nicholao Pecche venit 
Matilda Peche filia et heres que modo petit villam de 
Draycote cum fuit et est heres de jure. 

Memorandum quod prenominatus Thomas habuit quen- 
dam fratrem qui vocabatur Radulphus le Petit et fuit 
venator suus ad sustinendum servicium domini Comitis 
pro villa de Draykote. Et disponsavit quandam mulierem 
de camera domini Comitis que vocabatur Marioria et 
genuit quamdam filiam que vocabatur Matilda de Tiche- 
mers. Item de predicta Matilda venit quemdam filium 



DESCRIPTION OF THE RIDEWARE CARTULARY. 1 1 5 

(sic) qui vocabatur Robertus de Sydenham. Item de 
predicto Roberto venerunt duas filias (sic) Matilda et 
Johanna que tenent predictam villam de Draycote. f. 2. 

4. Writ of Henry III to the bailiffs, " Edmundi filii sui 
de Tuttebury", that they hold, " sine dilatione plenum 
rectum Matildis de Pecche", in respect of a messuage and 
carucate of land with appurtenances in Draycote, which 
she claims to hold from the said Edmund by service of 
the fourth part of a knight's fee, from which Andrew de 
Jarkenuill and Matilda his wife, and Simon de Jarkenuill 
and Joan his wife, deforce her. Dat. Havering, 27 Aug., 
56 Hen. Ill [1272]. f. 2. 

These memoranda relating to the suit between Matilda 
Pecche and Matilda and Joan, " que tenent villas de 
Draycote", give the following pedigree : — 



I 
Thomas Dom. de Boyleston,= 
holds Draycote of the Earl of 
Ferrars. 



Ralph, "le petit".=Marioria 



[. . . Syden-]=Matilda.=Tiche- 
ham. mers. 



J. [de Gresley ?].== Hawisia. =pRalph Pecche. 

Robert de Sydenham.= 



Reginald de Gresley, 

al. de Boyleston ; 

ob. sine herede. 



Nicholas.=[Alicia de Sifrewast.] 

Matilda Pecche, = [Walter, fil. Will, 
claims Dray- de Ridware.] 

cote. 



Matilda. = Andr. de Jarkenvill. 
Tenant of Draycote. 



Joan. = Simon de Jarkenvill. 
Tenant of Draycote. 



5. Claim by Walter, son of John Akard, against Roger 
de Ridware, of seven acres of land in Draycote. ff. 2 b, 3. 

6. Deed showing the descent of William de Ridware, 
seneschal to Wm. Ferrars, Earl of Derby (circ. 1200), from 

I 2 



1 1 6 DESCRIPTION OF THE RIDEWARE CARTULARY. 

Asser Geun, lord of Le Nethertoun [Nethertown, a hamlet 
in Hamstall-Ridware], etc. French, f. 4. 

7. Claims against Roger de la Zuche by (a) the Prior 
of Repton for common of turbary and heath in Donis- 
thorpe, (b) Geoffrey de Greseleh for the same at Gresley, 
and (c) by Ralph Grim for the same at Swatlincote, 
Ethcote and Linton, f. 4 b. 

8. Covenant of sale by the Nuns of Brewode and 
Blythebury to William de Rydeware, of the land of 
Julandes in Rydeware. f. 4 b. 

9. Quit-claim by Walter, Prior of Dudley, to Roger de 
Rideware, lord of Sheile, of the advowson of St. Peter's 
church of Sheile [1275]. f. 5. 

10. Quit-claim by Oky, fil. Alexandri le Broune de 
Sheile, to William, dominus de Rideware Hamstal, of an 
acre of land in Haselfeld in Sheile, n. d. f. 5. 

11. Memorandum of settlement of suit between Dudley 
Priory and Roger de Rideware, the result of which is 
given above \cf. No. 9]. 1275. f. 5 b. 

12. Quit-claim by Thomas de Rydeware, miles, to 
Merivale Abbey, of two plots of moorland and wasteland, 
namely, Le Shertwode, in Sheyle Parva, and La Gore, 
in Sheyle Magna. Dat. W. aft. St. John, a.p.l. [6 May], 
6Edw. II [1313]. f. 5 b. 

13. Perambulation of the bounds between Hamstall 
and Nethartown. Inv. of H. Cr. [3 May], 13 Edw. I 
[1285]. French, f. 7 b. 

14. Names, etc., of tenants " in Baronia de Stafford de 
feodo de Morteyn". f. 8. 

15. Covenant made on Tu. bef. F. of St. Laurence 
[10 Aug.], 8 Ric. I, before Will. Daubeny, Sheriff, Gilbert 
de Segrave and other Barons, whereby Alexander, fil. 
Jordani de Durandesthorp, quit-claims to Will, de Rid- 
ware, eight virgates of land in Donisthorpe. f. 20 b. 

16. Grant by Matilda Peche, domina de Fridelesham, 
vidua, to the monks of St. James, Reading (in soul-alms 
for Dom. Nicholas Peche, her father, Alice Peche, her 



DESCRIPTION OF THE RIDEWARE CARTULARY. 117 

mother, Dom. Oliver Dencourt and Dom. Walter de 
Rideware, her husbands, Dom. Ralph Peche, [and] Hawisia 
his wife, Nicholas and John her [i.e., Matilda's] sons, Alice 
her daughter, Roger de Ridware and Alice his wife, and 
Richard le Valeis), of all her land called La Hyde in 
Frilsham, n. d. f. 44. 

17. Quit-claim from Thomas de Ridware Hamstal to 
Thomas, fil. Thorn, de Ardeme, " frater meus", in Ridware 
Hamstall. Dat. Mor. of Purif. [3 Feb.], 6 Edw. II [13 13]. 
f. 44 b. 

18. Settlement of suits between Dom. Henry, fil. Dom. 
Will., fil. Herberti de Northbury, and Walter de Rydeware 
and Elena his wife, 1281. f. 56. 

19. Grants by William de Ferrars, Earl of Derby, (a) to 
Roger de Rydeware, of three acres of land to increase his 
park, (b, c) to William de Rydeware, his seneschal, to 
enclose and increase his park. f. 56 b. 

20. Grant by Will, de Greseleya to Will, de Rydeware 
of his land at Wodehus. f. 56 b. 

21. Grant by Simon de Coule to Thomas, lord of Ride- 
ware Hamstal, in Rideware Hamstal, 4 Edw. II. f. 57. 

22. Grant by Alice, wife of Walter Ka, to Simon Tyhe, 
in Rideware Hamstall, 12 Edw. I. f. 57. 

23. Grant by Walter Ka, of Yoxall, to the same, of the 
same land, 12 Edw. I. f. 57 b. 

24. Lease by Thomas, lord of Rideware Hamstall, to 
Richard le Coupere, in Rideware, n. d. f. 57 b. 

25. Grant by the same to Simon de Couleye in Ride- 
ware Hamstall, n. d. f. 58. 

26 Fine from William, Earl of Ferrars, to Ralph Grym, 
in Sheile, dat. Trinity Term, 3 John [1201]. f. 59 b. 

27. Deeds relating to suits between Thomas de Ride- 
ware, lord of Seal and Merivale Abbey, 6-15 Edw. II. 
f. 60. 

28. Grant by Phillip de Somervill, Knt., lord of 
Wichnor, to Thomas de Rideware, in Edingale, 18 
Edw. II. f. 61. 



1 18 DESCRIPTION OF THE RIDEWARE CARTULARY. 

29. Grant by Roger le Gardyner, of Yoxall, to Dom. 
Thos. de Rydware, Knt, of certain tenements in Ryde- 
ware Hamstall, 17 Edw. II. f. 61 b. 

30. Quit-claim by William, son of Roger de Strettona, 
and Agnes his wife, dau. of Ralph de Seyla, to William de 
Ride ware, of a rent in Seal, n. d. f. 61 b. 

31. Inspeximus by Walter, son and heir of Thomas de 
Rideware of his father's grant to Richard Braybrok, 
parson of Cranesle, of the manor, etc., of Seal, 3 Edw. II 
(?). f. 62. 

32. Inquisition concerning all lands, etc., in Church 
Seal, with names of tenants, made at Tutbury in 1331. 
f. 62 b. 

33. Lease by Thomas de Rydeware, Knt., to Walter 
Waldeschef, of the manor of Frilsham, 1323. f. 62 b. 

34. Pleas at Leicester concerning an alleged unlawful 
seizure of common in Seal by Merivale Abbey, 31 
Hen. III. f. 62 b. 

35. Miscellaneous memoranda relating to Seal. ff. 63, 
63 b. 

36. Records of fines from Richard de Twiford, chaplain, 
to Isabel, sometime wife of Thomas de Rideware, of lands 
in Edingale, 6 Edw. III. f. 64. 

In addition to the pen-and-ink drawings described above 
there are others of considerable merit, on ff. 9, 15, 17, 20, 22 b, 
23, 26 b, 27, 33, 35, 36 b, 37, 56 b. These were described in 
detail by Miss M. Gresley in i860, 1861, for the Anastatic 
Drawing Society, of which the Rev. J. M. Gresley was 
sometime Secretary. As a rule the drawings are appro- 
priate to the subject of the deeds which they illustrate, as, 
for instance, that on f. 23, a pig eating acorns under an 
oak tree, which accompanies a grant of pasture and 
pannage for pigs in Need wood Forest ; or that on f. 15, a 
tree, with two magpies and two owls, which adorns the 
grant of a wood in Seal. There is a tendency to the 
grotesque in a few of the illustrations, notably that in the 
lower margin of f. 20 b, of which the following is Miss 



DESCRIPTION OF THE RIDEWARE CARTULARY. II9 

Gresley's description in the above-quoted publication : — 
" It appears to be a mediaeval representation of a pheno- 
menon which is still in progress — the world being turned 
upside down. Coming home to a castle from hunting in 
a wood is a hare erect on her hind legs, and carrying a hound 
suspended by his legs from an axe ; another hare follows 
blowing a horn and holding a mace ; then comes a fox 
carrying a cock upon a lance (?) and leading a brace of 
greyhounds ; next a bear riding upon a hound ; and lastly, 
another hare carrying a bow and arrows." The object 
which is tentatively called a lance is perhaps a spit. 
Illustrations of a similarly humorous character, but in 
colours, are found in Royal MS. 10 E. IV (British Museum), 
especially on ff. 48 6,49, 56 b, 57, 57 b, 59 b, 62, 63 b, 64. 
The volume (large 4to) has a handsome modern binding of 
dark brown leather stamped with an elaborately orna- 
mental pattern. 



INDEX. 



Note. — The numbers refer to the deeds, except when preceded by "p." 



Abbetoft, Osbert de, 67 

Abel, Thomas, 272 

Abell, George, 490 

Abel, at. Abell, John, 326, 343, 

347, 365, 369, 37o, 395, 396, 

403,407,408,417 
Abingdon, Edm. de, Archbishop 

of Canterbury, 56 
Abney, John, 430 
Abotheway, John, 236 
Ackorp, Alexander de, 19 
Ade, Hervy de, miles, 14 
Adam, abbot of Evesham, 8 
Adam, clericus, 20 
Adam, medicus, 21 
Adam, f. Ric. Pistoris, 72 
Adam, f. Thome, 14 
Adam, f. Turstani, 13, 16, 18, 25 
Adam, f. Walteri, 146 
Adam, Roger, 169 
Adams, Thomas, 443, 444 
Ad-boscum, Ralph, 157 
Ad-fraxinum, Geoffrey, 130 
Admaston, co. Staff., 455 
Adynet, Robert, 389 
Agard, Charles, 498 
Aggotestorp, John, f. Anketil de, 

37 
Akard, Walter, son of John, p. 1 1 5 
Akethorp, Elyas de, 86 
Aki, Ralph, 56 
Alan, 9 
Alan, f. Alani, 38, 41, 58, 60-62, 

68, 69, 70, 83 
Alan, f. Aluredi, 73 
Alan, f. Mainfenini, 10 
Albus, Henry, 39 
Aldriche, Jonah, 497 
Aldustre, Nich., f. Hug. de, 139 
Aleyn, John, 327 
Aleyn, William, 160 



Aleyn, William, 332 
Aleyne, Matilda, 380 
Aloney, John, 422 
Amberesleg', Richard de, 8 
Aminton, Matilda de, 168 
Amundevilla, Roger de, 10 
Andrewe, John, 435 
Andrewe, William, 43; 
Angotestorp, v. Osgathorpe. 
Anketil, al. Asketil, f. Walteri, 13, 

18, 27, 28 
Anne, of Cleves, 480 
Apelbi, Walerand de, 9 
Appelby, Edm. de, Knt., 220, 222, 

224, 226, 228, 257 
Appelby, Edmond de, sen., Knt., 

285-287, 315,316, 321,322,331, 

353 
Appelby, Edm. de, jun., Knt., 286, 

287, 349, 35o, 351, 353, 364, 367, 

373, 38o 
Appelbi, Dom. Henry de, Knt., 

152, 174, 179, 182 
Appelby, John, f. Edm. de, 315, 

316, 321, 322 
Appelbi, Robert de, 32, 34 
Appelby, Will, de, 42, 49, 52 
Appleby, co. Leic, 131- 140 
. Rectors, Thos. Brown 

[1485], 451 ; Thos. Chesshire 

[i5oi],456,457 
Appulby, Edmund, 422, 459 
Araz, Sir Richard, 318 
Arden, Richard de, 46 
Arden, Walkelin de, 53 
Ardene, John de, 358 
Ardenton, Thomas, 400A, 401 
Arderne, Alina ux. Rad. de, 47 
Arderne, John de, 374 
Arderne, Ralph de, 47 
Arderne, Thomas de, Knt., 331 
Arderne, Thomas, f. Tho. de,p. 1 17 



INDEX. 



121 



Arderne, William, 396, 410 
Arfrey, Thomas, f. Hug., 105 
Arnoulde, Agnes, dau. of John, 

494 
Arnoulde, John, 494 
Ashby-de la-Zouch, 389,423 
Asketil, v. Anketil. 
Astley, Thomas, 388, 396 
Aston, Roger de, 104, 147, 185, 

217 
Aston, Rog. de, 283 
Aston, Dom. Thos. de, Knt., 344, 

388 
Aston, Walter, f. Edvv., 478 
Athereston, Will, de, 85 
Atherston, John de, chaplain, 295 
Atte Broc, William, 242 
Atte Walle, John, f. Joh., 399 
Atte Wode, John, 206 
Attewode, Will., f. Rad., 220, 247, 

251, 255, 260, 263, 264, 270, 275, 

282, 290-292, 333 
Attonestan, Richard de, 5 1 
At- Walle, John, 369, 370 
Atya, John de, 46 
Aucheville, Thomas de, 6, 7 
Aula, Richard de, 277 
Aula, Rog., f. Ric. de, 176, 210 
Aula, Thomas de, 167 
Austrey, co. Warw., 163, 164, 188 
Austyn, Richard, 262 
Aylemonde, Thomas, persona de 

Stretton, 382, 389 

B. 
Baa, Walter de, 173. '74 
Babyngton, William, Knt., 430 
Bagot, John, 374 
Bagot, Lodovicus, 455 
Bagot, Ralph, Dom. de Blithe- 

feld, 299 
Bagott, John, f. Ric, 449 
Bagott, Richard, de Blyffeld, 449 
Bagshawe, Christopher, 447 
Baily, al. Bayly, John, 297, 298, 

3°4. 317 
Baiocis, John de, 67 
Bakepuz, G. de, 3 
Baret, John, 327 
Barewelle, Ernald de, 10 
Barker, Ralph, 489 
Baron, Matilda, widow of Thos., 

33° 
Baron, Sarra, f. et. her. Tho., 334 



Bartuna, William de, 18 
Barynton, John de, 238 
Basely, John, de Meysham, 396 
Basogias, Richard de, 30, 31 
Baston, co. Line, 475 
Bate, Isabella, w. of J. de Stret- 

tona, 210 
Bate, William, 210 
Bathe, Ralph de la, 77, 94 
Bayly, John, v. Baily 
Bedeham, William, 462 
Bedenhal, Nich. de, 167 
Bedome, William, 467 
Bello Campo, Alina de, 67 
Bello Campo, Idona de, 67 
Bello Campo, Ysolder de, 48, 67 
Bello Campo, Matildis de, 67 
Bello Campo, Stephen de, 47, 

48, 67 
Bello Campo, Walter de, 67 
Belton, co. Leic, 37, 99 
Belton, Priory of Gracia Dei at, 

Agnes de Gresley, prioress 

[1262], 99 
Belton, John, 436 
Bentley, William, 398 
Bereford, Walter de, 123 
Berkeley, Henry, Lord Berkeley, 

484 
Berker, Hugh le, 40 
Besebosc, Walter de, 67 
Bette, John, 363 
Beuerley, Robert de, 158 
Beurewik, John de, 141 
Bewer, John, 337 
Bilneye, Robert de, 100 
Birum, Richard de, 46 
Bispiston, Roger de, 100 
Bisschop, William, 217 
Bisshton, Hugh de, 283 
Bishton, co. Staff., 268 
Blacfordeby, Margery de, 207, 208 
Blacfordeby, Margery wid. of Will. 

de, 290 
Blacfordeby, Thomas de, 389 
Blacgreve, al. Blakegreue, Ralph, 

421, 427, 428, 429, 432, 433 
Blagreue, al. Blaggreiv, Richard, 

308, 326 
Blake, Alice, f. Reg. le, 213, 214 
Blakegreue, v. Blacgreve 
Blewic, Walter de, 39 
Blount, Humphrey, 425 
Blount, John, 455 



122 



INDEX. 



Bloxwich, co. Staff., 478 
Blunt, Cecily, 223 
Blunt, John, 223, 229 
Blythbury, co. Staff, 478 
Blythefeld, al. Blithefeld, Henry 

de, 299, 329, 339 
Blythefeld, al. Blithefelt, Richard, 

Dominus de, 141, 185 
Blythford, co. Staff, 478 
Bochard, Roger, f. Gib., 131 
Boisdele, Richard de, 10 
Bolde, Robert de, 126 
Bollowe, John de, rector of Seal, 

33i 

Borenton, Rich., f. Tho., de, 217 

Boschervile, John de, 4, 5 

Bosco, Ralph de, 161 

Boscum calumniatum, p. 113 

Boteler, William, 436 

Botery, Henry del, 388 

Bothe, Henry, 391 

Botyler, Richard, 424 

Bouche, Richard, 77 

Bowas, William, bailiff of North- 
ampton, 462 

Boydell, John, 423 

Boylestone, co. Derby, p. 113 

Boylestone, Reg. de, pp. 114, 115 

Boylestone, Thomas, Lord of, 
pp. 114,115 

Bozoun, Pain, 327 

Braceborough, co. Line, 261, 355, 
361, 374, 376, 475 

Bradbourne, co. Derby, 113 

Bradchawe, Thomas, 443-447 

Bradschawe, Nicholas de, 376, 

387 
Brai, Will, de, 26 
Braibroc, Henry de, 48 
Braibroc, Robert de, 29 
Brassingburgh v. Braceborough 
Bratte, John, 471, 472 
Bratte, Richard, 471, 472 
Bray, John, 383, 384 
Bray, Ralph de, 46 
Braybrook, Richard, parson of 

Cranesle, p. 118 
Bredon, J. de, 402 A 
Bredon, John, sub-prior of Gres- 

ley, 416 
Bredon, Ralph, clericus de, 37 
Breidesale, Rob. de, rector of 

Stowe, 101 
Bretby, co. Derb., 46 



Bretun, Ranulph le, 47 
Bretun, Thomas, de Draitun, 22 
Brewode, family of, 271 
Brewod, Hemeric, f. Will, de, 218, 

238, 241 
Brewode, John de, 292, 300, 351, 

357, 359, 373 
Brewod, al. Brewode, Ralph de, 

195, 241 
Brewode, Richard de, 271 
Brewode, Rob., f. Joh., 359, 362, 

364, 367, 368, 375 
Brewode, Rob., f. Will, de, 216, 

235,241, 246, 251,276 
Brewode, William de, 195, 237 
Brewod, Will., f. Will, de, 219, 

237 
Brewood Nunnery, co. Staff, p. 1 16 
Brinsley, co. Notts., 433, 434 
Brokesby, William de, 383, 384- 

386, 406 
Bromley, Abbots, co. Staff, 332, 

388 
Bromley, Bagot, co. Staff, 388 
Bromley, Kings, co. Staff, 232 
Bromleye, Will, de, 268 
Bromwich, William, 441 
Brookfurlong, in Seal, 295, 362 
Broughton, John, 382 
Broun, Henry, of Lichfield, 353 
Broun, John, 409, 412-414, 424- 

429 
Broun, John, f. Will., of Ponte- 

fract, 417 
Broun, Richard, 453, 454 
Broun, Thos., rector de Appulby, 

45i 
Broune, Elena, wid. of John, 

460 
Broure, John, of Rosliston, 441 
Broune, Oky, f. Alex, le, p. 116 
Broune, Richard, 461 
Broune, Sampson, 415 
Broune, William, of Uttoxeter, 

464, 469-474, 477 
Broune, Anne, 477 
Browode Nunnery, v. Brewood 
Brun, Hamo, 123 
Brun, Roger, 55, 59 
Bruwode, Matilda, wid. of Rob., 

380 
Bryneton, Francis, 480 
Buche, John, 41, 45, 49, 52, 55, 

58, 59, 61-63, 65, 83 



INDEX. 



123 



Buche, Ralph, f. Will., 13, 28, 32- 

34, 38, 54 
Buche, William, 9 
Buche, William, 18, 24 
Buckingham, Humphrey [Staf- 
ford], Duke of, 437 
Bug, Henry, 44 
Bugend, Will, de, 1 
Bugge, Edmund, 383, 384-386, 

406 
Bukingham, Ernald de, 8 
Bulkope, al. Bulcote, William, 

persona de Clyfton, 382, 389 
Burdett, Francis, Bart., 498 
Burgo, Ralph de, Dom. de Sheyle, 

122 
Burioud, Robert, 20, 24 
Burnam, Rob. de, 1 
Burton-on-Trent, 363, 417, 433, 

434, 437, 439, 44°, 442, 453, 497 
Burton Abbey, 2, 363, 377, 378, 

440, 463 
Abbots: Bernard [1160-75], 

2 ; William [15 10], 463. Priors : 

Jordan [1160-75], 2 
Burton, Geoffrey de, 261 
Burton, Richard de, 376, 387 
Butteler, Richard, 397 
Butteler, Rob., 397 
Bylynton, John, f. Will, de, 236 
Byseboc, Walter de, 46 
Bysscheton, Ralph, 398 
Bytham Castle, co. Line, 43 



Caham, Robert de, 17 
Caili, Henry de, 20 
Calangewode, John de, 272 
Caldona, Bertram, f. Will, de, 113 
Calengewod, Richard, 421, 427- 

429, 439 
Calcun, Robert, abbot of St. 

Pierre-sur-Dive, 3 
Caldewall, co. Derby, 363, 365, 

407, 408, 426, 427, 433, 434, 440, 

453, 454, 484, 498 
Caldewalle, Ralph de, 2, 3 
Caldewallhill in Seal, 70, 206 
Caldewell, Henry de, 417 
Caldewell, Will., f. Rad. de, no, 

112 
Caldway, 478 
Calewich, Will, de, 3 
Caleys, Thomas, 409 



Cali, Richard and Emmota, 134 
Callingwood, co. Staff., p. 113 
Callyngewod, Peter, 489 
Caluhul, Henry, fil. Ad., 146 
Calwich Priory, W. de Scheldon, 

prior [1293], 141 
Camera, G. de, 3 
Camerarius, Ralph, jun., 72 
Camerarius, Ralph, de Rerisbi, 78 
Canne, John, 308, 309, 312-314 
Canne, William, 343 
Cantelupo, William de, 46 
Cantor, Ralph, 9, 18, 20 
Cardewryge, Will., f. Will, de, 180 
Carleby, co. Line, 361, 475 
Carletun, William, f. Ric. de, 20 
Cartewryght, Richard, 366, 368, 

373,375,380,381,411,413-415, 

422 
Cartwrytb,«/. CartewryghtRobert, 

317, 328, 33°, 346, 357, 373 
Catapulta=broad arrow, 436, 459 
Catton, co. Derb., 431 
Catton, Roger Horton, Dominus 

de, 382 
Cecil, William, Lord Burghley, 

487, 488 
Chalengewod, v. Calangewode. 
Chalesford, p. 113 
Chamber,**/. Chawmber,Nicholas, 

433, 434, 435 
Champeney, William, 183 
Champeneys, Robert, 155 
Chapelhous, Richard de la, 144 
Chapelhous, Roger del, 210 
Charite, William, 261 
Charnewodbrok, nr. Belton, 99 
Chatsworth, 407, 408 
Chaueleye, Nicholas de, 256 
Cheep, William, 122 
Chelardiston, Rob. de, 68, 99 
Chelardunton, Robert de, 69 
Chep, Matilda, wid. of Henry, 269 
Chepe, Henry de, 244, 249, 302 
Chesshire, Thomas, rector of 

Appleby, 456, 457 
Chester, Ranulph, Earl of, 46 
Chesturschyre, Agnes, wid. of 

Will.de, 181 
Chetewind, Dom. Adam de, 101 
Chetewind, Dom. Philip de, 101 
Chetewinte, Dom. Will., Knt., 344 
Chetewynd, Philip de, 213, 214 
Chilcote, Roger, 390, 393 



124 



INDEX. 



Child, William le, 272 
Child, William le, 407, 408 
Childecote, nr. Seal, 174 
Childecote, Walerand de, 9 
Chirchehul in Seal, 70 
Cholmeley, Edward, 480 
Chorleymor, Henry de, 167 
Cimeterio, Will, de, 70 
Cleftun, Henry de, 28 
Cleibroc, Humfrey de, 1 1 
Clement, Thomas, 362, 364, 367 
Clement, William, 393 
Clerc, Hugh le, 211, 218 
Clerk, Isabella, wid. of Rob., 349 
Clerk, John le, de Colton, 319, 320 
Clerk, John, del Newlond, 319 
Clerk, Richard le, 310 
Clerk, Robert le, 247 
Clerc, Rob., 289, 292, 295, 297, 

298, 305, 317, 320, 328 
Clerk, William, 231 
Clerk, William, 352 
Clerk. Will., f. Rob. le, 305 
Clerkson, John, 404 
Cleves, Anne of, wifeof Hen. VIII, 

480 
Clifton, Alexander de, 23 
Clifton, Ralph, f. Hen. de, 42 
Clifton, Reimer de, 23 
Clifton Campville, 43, 162, 315, 

316 
. Rector: H. de Kane, 

temp. Edw. I, 159. Personam : 

H. deHopwas[i357-i373],286, 

321, 322 ; W. Bulkope, al. 

Bulcote [1408, 141 1], 382, 389 
Clarell, Thomas, 387 
Clarence, George, Duke of, 440 
Clarke, Solomon, 497 
Claterchote, nr. Seal, 96 
Claudewell, Ralph de, 71 
Clayton, Richard, 493 
Cok, Elias, 275 
Cokayn, John, Chief Baron of the 

Exchequer, 377, 378 
Cokayn, John, Knt., 390, 392-394 
Cokett, Thomas, 465, 466 
Cokin, Ralph, 27, 28 
Cokyn, John, Knt, 379 
Colcestre, Peter de, 128 
Colehajn, Hugh de, 8 
Coleman, Thomas, 385, 386 
Colet, Richard, 256 
Colet, Agnes, 164 



Colet, Simon, 142, 164 
Colewyz, Walter de, 36 
Colouill, Rob. de, 54 
Colton, co. Staff., 130, 153, 256, 

268, 284, 299, 319, 320, 329, 

334, 339, 344, 345, 374, 376, 387, 

388, 404, 425, 436, 449, 453, 475, 

478,481 
. Rector : J. Russhebury 

[1418], 400B. 
Colton, Henry de, 141 
Colton, John de, 404 
Colton, John, f. Hug. de, 153 
Colton, Rob., f. Joh., f, Walt, de, 

268 
Colwhich, George, 465, 466 
Colwich, co. Staff., 478 
Colwych, John, 398, 400A, 401 
Comberford, John de, 353 
Combermere Abbey, p. 1 14 
Combrug, Rob. and Matilda de, 

106 
Condyt, Thomas, 411-414 
Coppe, Robert, 22, 38, 60 
Copuldyke, John, 482 
Copuldyke, Thomas, 482 
Corbett, John, of Lee, 463 
Cotell, Alice, wid. of Nich., 327 
Cotes, 43, 46, 47, 48, 67, 72, 129, 

484 
Coton, co. Derby, 165, 177, 245, 

262, 273, 335, 336, 418, 424, 441, 

460, 461, 469, 484, 489 
Coton, John de, 371 
Coton, John de, chaplain, 307, 

312-314 
Coton, John, f. Steph. de, 303 
Coule, al. Couleye, Simon de, 

p. 117 
Couper, Emma, wid. of Rich., 

346 
Couper, John, 297, 302 
Couper, Ralph, 289 
Coupere, John le, 175 
Coupere, Rich, le, 302, p. 117 
Coventrensis, Richard, 416 
Coventry, co. Warw., 258, 288, 425 
Coventry Priory, 8 
Cowper, Geoffrey, 460 
Cowper, Thomas, 460 
Crechement, Le, 292 
Crocsale, v. Croxhale. 
Croumwalle, Rob. de, 166 
Croxall, co. Derby, 493 



INDEX. 



125 



Croxhale, al. Crocsale, William 
de, 131-140, 143, 145, 154, 163, 
164, 168 

Crudekote, in the Peak, co. Derby, 

P- 113 

Crumbwelle, Rob. de, 170, 171 
Cuili, John de, 42 
Culunces, Robert de, 10 
Culurewellemor, in Seal, 11, 20 
Cumbrai, Alured de, 3 
Cungeston, William de, 43, 44 
Curecun, Thomas de, 4, 5 
Curcun, Geralmus de, 3 
Curcun, Richard de, 3 
Curcun, Rodbert de, 4-5 
Curcun, Rob., fil. Ric. de, 3, 4 
Curly, William de, 51 
Curson, George, 493 
Curson, Thomas, 441 
Cursun, John, 430 
Curzun, Richard de, 26 
Cutalberston, v. Kettlebaston. 



D. 

Dagen, William, 37 

Darnel, Adam, 99 

Danais, William, 30, 31 

Darlaston-by-Stone, co. Staff., 2 

Daubeny, William, sheriff of Lei- 
cester, p. 116 

Dauentre, Rob. de, rector of Nor- 
ton, 105 

Dawson, John, 418, 441 

Dawson, Richard, 433, 434 

Dawson, William, 460 

Dencourt, Oliver, p. 117 

Derhul, Will, de, 70 

Desert, G , 30, 31 

Desert, al. Disert, Lucian, 32-35, 

38 
Desert, al. Disert, Osbert, f. Lu- 

ciani, 50, 66 
Dethek, John, Dominus de Neu- 

hall, 403, 407, 408 
Dethek, Thomas, 460 
Deveneshire, Richard, 177 
Deyneithe, Richard, bailiff of 

Northampton, 462 
Didel, John, 147 
Didel, William, 147 
Diesone, John, 215 
Diosone, al. Diesone, Robert, 364, 

366, 367, 368, 375, 381, 382 



Dison. al. Dyson, John, 432, 453, 

454' 

Dispensarius, Robert, of Gresley, 
66 

Dispensator, Thomas, 29 

Dispenser, Hugh le, 47 

Diuelin, Peter, 88 

Dixson, Richard, bailiff of North- 
ampton, 467 

Doilur, Nigel le, 107 

Donasthorpe, Roger, f. Rob. de, 

394 
Donisthorpe, co. Leic, 144, 210, 

300, 359, 375, 409, 412, 423, 459, 

481,483,484; pp. 113, 116 
Dorandesthorp, al. Doranthorp, 

al. Durandestorp, Peter de, 32, 

34, 45, 49, 52, 73-79, 82, 84, 85, 

86, 88, 90, 93, 97, 98, 107, 109, 

116, 118 
Dorandtthorp, Richard de, 119 
Dorentesthorpe, Roger, dominus 

de, 218 
Douce, Tibota, 351, 352 
Draco, al. Drake, Jacobus, 16, 22 
Drake, Henry, of Tamworth, 189 
Drakelow, 299, 303* 338, 342, 358, 

365, 440, 475, 483, 485, 495, 496, 

498, 499 
Drakelowe, David de, 71, 111 
Drakelowemere, in Rosliston, 169 
Draycote-under-Needwood, 285, 

331 ; pp. 114, 115 
Drayton, Agnes, f. Will, de, 288 
Drayton, Henry de, 288 
Drenkett, Geoffrey de, 36 
Dudley Priory, p. 116 
Dudley, Walter, prior of [1275], 

p. 116 
Duket, Richard, 47 
Dumuila, Walter de, 30, 31 
Dun, William de, 3 
Duninton, Will, de, monk of Bur- 
ton, 2 
Dunstan, William, 169, 197 
Durandesthorp, Alex., f. Jordani 

de, p. 116 
Durandesthorpe, Peter de, v. 

Dorandestorp 
Durandesthorp, al. Durantistorp, 

Rich , f. Petri de, 108, 157, 161 
Durandesthorp, Will., f. Rogeri 

de, 9 
Durant, Richard, 197 



126 



INDEX. 



Durasthorpe, Andrew de, 114 
Dyeson, William, 379 
Dylcok, Henry, bailiff of Coven- 
try, 288 
Dymmok, Thomas, 329 
Dyson, John, v. Dison 
Dyson, William, 411, 412 
Dyvelyn, Rob., 182 



Echewell, Gilbert de, chaplain, 78 
Ederichale, Will, de, 9 
Edingale, co. Staff., 331 ; pp. 113, 

117, 118 
Edmund, son of Henry III, 485, 

p. us 
Edward II, of England, p. 1 12 
Ellaston, co. Staff., 141 note 
Ellismere, John, 465, 466 
Elured, capellanus, 14 
Elyngton, Robert de, 277 
Ernald, dapifer, 10 
Estlee, Philip de, 10 
Ethcote, p. 116 
Evesham Abbey, 8 

F. 
Fabel, Robert, 201 
Faber, Henry, 27 
Feone, Ralph, 3 
Ferour, Roger le, 333 
Ferrariis, Henry de, 4, 5 
Ferrariis, Robert de, 3-5 
Ferrariis, Robert, Comes de, 4-6, 

12 
Ferrariis, William, Comes de, 3, 

6 »7..?3 
Ferrariis, William, co. Derby, 49, 

pp. 113, 117. 
Ferrariis, William, f. Will, de, 49 
Fiflawe, in Seal, 34 
Fillongley, Geoffr. le Fitz, vicar of, 

304* 
Fisher, Thomas, 497 
Fitz, Geoffrey le, de Sheyle, vicar 

of Fillongley, 304* 
Fitz, Hemeric le, 281, 282 
Fitz, al. Fytz, Robert le, 244, 302, 

317 
Fitz, Will., 346 
Fiz, al. Fys, Ceoffrey le, 115, 120, 

121, 160, 176, 183, 184, 186 
Fiz, Henry le, 96 
Fiz, Isabella, f. Will, du, 291 



Fiz, Ralph le, 296 

Fiz, al Fuz, Rob. le, 178, 180, 184, 

199 
Fiz, Rob., f. Hen. le, 258 
Fiz, al. Fyz, Rob., f. Rob. le, 187, 

251, 296 
Fiz, al. Fyz, Rob., f. Will, le, 290, 

292, 295, 296, 310, 368 
Fiz, Will, le, 186 
Fiz, William, f. Rob. le, 204, 230, 

247 
Fiz, Will le, 290 
Fiz, v. also Fuz. 
Flamuile, Robert de, 10 
Flitlondes, in Seal, 41 
Flote, in Snarkeston, 166 
Flury, John, 53 
Foliaumbe, John, 374, 376 
Forde, John, 482 
Forde, William, 482 
Franceys, Robert, 136 
Fraunceys, Richard, f. Matild., 253 
Fraunceys, Robert, 374 
Fraunke, William, 166 
Freberne, John, clericus de Ful- 

barne, 334, 335 
Frediswalle, Robert de, 126 
Freford, Robert de, 128 
Freman, Roger, 142, 143, 145, 168 
Fremon, Thos., 303* 
Freynche, William le, 217 
Friddlesham, v. Frilsham. 
Frilsham, co. Berks, pp. 112, 113, 

117, 118 
Fulbarddunstal, in Seal, 55 
Fuleslog, 1 1 
Fulk, f. Warini, 46 
Fullwood, James, 498 
Fuz, Rob., f. Galf. le, 243 
Fuz, Rob., f. Hen. le, 222 
Fuz, Will., f. Galf. le, 243 
Fuz, Will., f. Hen. le, 196 
Fuz, Will., f. Rob. le, 196 
Fynderne, Rob. de, 169 
Fyndryn, John, 391 
Fyssher, William, 363 
Fytz, v. Fitz. 
Fyz, v. Fiz. 
Fyz, William, 381 



Gamellus, faber, 17, 20 
Gamel, Henry, 143 
Gardyner, Roger le, p. 118 



INDEX. 



127 



Garendon Abbey, co. Leic. R , 

abbot [1186-1205], 35 
Garwi, 20 
Gasteneys, Joan, w. of Thomas 

de, 261 
Gasteneys, John de, 261 
Gasteneys, Thos. de, Knt., 261 
Gasteneys, Dom. William de, 

Knt, 130 
Gasteneys, v. also Wasteneys. 
Geffesone, Isabel, fil. Will., 324, 

325 
Geoffrey, clericus, 10 
Gerard, John, 99 
Gernon, Hugh, persona de Ylkes- 

leye, 185 
Gernun, Ralph, 47 
Geun, Asser, p. 116 
Geysmer, al. Geymer, v. Goymer. 
Gilbert, Matilda, 202 
Gilbert, Roger, 132 
Gilbert, Roger, f. Rog., 145 
Gilbert, Thomas, 144 
Gillot, William, 452 
Gisun, Herbert, 40 
Gloucestria, Peter de, 141 
Glover, John, 486 
Glover, Robert, 365 
Glover, Will, le, 303 
Godefrey, Ralph, 110-112 
Godmer, John, 108, 109, 124 
Godmer, Walter, 34 
Goimer, al. Goismer, 9, 18, 23, 25, 

27 
Gould, Adam, 262 
Goymer, al. Geysmer, Mary, wid. 

of Ralph, 107 
Goymer, al. Geysmer, Ralph, 41, 

45, 56, 57, 59, 61-63,65,75,83, 

96, 9', 95 
Grace, Roger and Alice, del New- 

lond, 319 
Grace, John, son of Rog., 319 
Gracia Dei, Priory of, v. Belton. 
Granger, Agnes, wid. of Rich., 432 
Grecewit, Richard de, 103 
Gregory, ballivus, 295 
Greim, Thomas, 141 
Grendon, Dom. Ralph de, 105 
Grendon, Robert de, 43, 44 
Grendon-under-Arderne,NichoIas 

deYvinghoe, parson, [1356], 285 
Grenduma, Reginald, clericus de, 



Grene, Nich., 347, 348 
Grene, William, bailiff of North- 
ampton, 467 
Gresley, co. Derby, 34, 46, 165, 

475, 483, 484, 495, 496, 498, 

p. 116 
Gresley Priory, 34, 66, 76, 152, 175, 

251, 355, 402, 416, 463, 476 
. Priors : Richard, temp. 

Hen. Ill — Edw. I, 76, 152; 

John de Tuttebury [06. 1420], 

402A ; Will, de S. Ivone [1420], 

402c ; Robert [15 10], 463 ; 

John [1526], 476 
Gresley, Agnes, prioress of Grace 

Dieu, Belton, 99 
Gresley, Anthony, " son of Alice 

Tawke", 463, 475 
Gresley, Arthur, 494 
Gresley, Edmund de, 253, 256 
Gresley, Edward, 463, 475 
Gresley, Elizabeth, wid. of Dom. 

Will, de, 105 
Greseley, Enge de, 158 
Gresele, Geoffrey de, senescallus, 

36, 39, 4°, 49, 5o 
Greselegh, Geoffrey, f. Pet. de, 

miles, 181, 185, 213, 214, 217, 

227 
Gresley, Geoffrey, 410, 417 
Gresley, Geoffrey de, pp. 113, 116 
Greisley, al. Gresley, Sir George, 

Bart, 475, 492, 495, 496 
Gresele, Henry de, 6, 4-7 
Gresley, Humphrey, 463, 475 
Gresley, Rev. J. M., p. 118 
Gresley, Joan, w. of Sir John, 299, 

301, 303* 318-320, 329, 355 
Greseleye, Dom. John I, f. Galfr. 

de, 253, 284, 299, 301, 303* 

318, 319, 320,329, 338,339,342, 

344, 358 
Gresley, Dom. John II, f. Tho. 

de, 387, 396, 404, 410 
Gresley, John III, Knt, Dominus 

de Colton, 430, 436, 437 
Gresley, John IV, Knt, 440, 441, 

449 
Gresley, Miss M., p. 118 
Greselegh, Margaret, wid. of 

Geoffrey de, 236, 240, 242, 256, 

283 
Gresley, Margaret, wid. of Sir 

John, 425 



128 



INDEX. 



Greseley, Nich., f. Joh. de, 301, 

3t8, 3 2 7 
Gresele, Peter, f. Galf. de, 131- 

140, 142, 143, 145, 162, 165, 168, 

185, 483 
Gresele, al. Greseleia, al. Hethre, 

Ralph de, 3-7 
Gresley, Reginald de, pp. 114, 115 
Gresel, Reinald de, 3 
Gresley, Richard, 449, 456 
Gresele, Robert, f. Will, de, 2-7 
Greysley, Robert, 463 
Greselye, Roger I de, 284 
Greseley, Roger II de, 365 
Gresley, Thomas I de, Knt., 361, 

363, 365, 374, 376, 378, 3S2, 

387-389, 395, 396, 400-404, 407, 

408, 410, 416 
Greysley, Thomas II, 441, 455, 

463 
Greysley Thomas III, f. Will., 

475, 487,. 488, 489, 492, 494 
Gresley, Sir Thomas IV, Bart., 

497, 499 
Gresley, Thomasine, wid. of Nich. 
de, domina de Colton, 301, 361, 

374 
Gresele, Walter de, of Donis- 

thorpe, 122 
Gresele, William I de, 3 
Gresele, Will. II, f. et h. Galf. de, 

40, 73 
Gresley, William III, rector de 

Stoke, 449 
Gresley, William IV, armiger, 

460, 463, 465, 466 
Gresley, William V, son of George, 

478,481,484 
Gresleya, William de, p. 117 
Gretford, 261 
Griffin, William, 130 
Griffyn, John, 320, 339 
Grim, Ralph, 52, 54, 66, 73, 76, 

pp. 116, 117 
Grim, Robert, 3 
Grimswode in Rosliston, 102, 129, 

159 
Grochesham, William de, 2 
Gryfifyn, Thomas, 392 
Grym, John, 152, 158 
Grym, Thomas, 400A 
Grym, William, 116 
Gurdeler, William, 337 
Gurmondle, al. Tomson John, 340 



Gurmundhill, John, 456, 457 
Gylbert, Thomas, 481 
Gylderson, John, f. Rog., 433, 

434 
Gyldyrson, Roger, 427, 428, 430, 

432-434 
Gylet, al. Gylot, John, 392-394, 
411-414 



H. 

H , f. Sturmi, 30, 31 

Haki, Ralph, 69 
Halle, Henry, 405, 406 
Hales, Richard, abbot of, 67 
Halwad, Geoffrey, 366 
Hamelyn, Dom. William, 129 
Hampton, Adam, f. Rad. de, 242 
Hampton, Richard de, 388 
Hampton, Robert de, 148 
Hampton, Thos. de, Knt, 285 
Hangodestorp, v. Osgathorpe. 
Hanry, v. Henry. 
Halpeni, William, 119 
Han worth, p. 113 
Happelbi, Rob., f. Waleranni de, 

18 
Hardulph, 10, 20 
Harecourt, John and Marg., 341 
Harecourt, John, 450 
Harlewine, Cristiana, wid. of 

Ralph, 112 
Harper, Thomas le, 131-140, 163, 

164 
Hartington, co. Derby, pp. 113, 

"4 
Hasord, Richard, rector of 

Stretton-in-the-Fields, 431 
Hastang, Humphrey, archdeacon 

of Coventry, 268 
Hasteng, Robert, 116 
Hastinc, Robert de, 27 
Hasting, William, 41, 62, 63, 65 
Hastinges, Richard de, clericus, 

35 
Hastinges, Robert de, 18 
Hauwys, Matilda, 162 
Havering, p. 115 
Haythey, Hugh, 379 
Hayward, Hugh le, 280, 293, 296, 

297, 305, 3io, 325, 362 
Hayward, William le, 244, 247 
Hayworth, Richard, 467 
Hegham, Richard, persona, 15 



INDEX. 



129 



Hemeric, capellanus de Scheyle, 

77 
Hemery, John, 290, 291, 297, 300, 

302 
Hemod', Henry de, 39 
Henouere, Robert de, 34, 64 
Henoure, William de, 157 
Henri, Roger, 172 
Henri, William, 155 
Henry III, of England, p. 113 
Henry, persona de Manecestre, 

Henry, fil. Fuch', 6, 7 

Henry, f. Hoseberti, 72 

Henry, fil. persone de Seyl, 41, 
56-59, 65, 68, 69, 70, 74, 75, 77- 
79. 83, 86, 91-93, 95-98, 107, 129 

Henry, f. Ric. clerici, 70 

Henry, fil. Walchalini, 4, 5 

Henry, Gilbert, 198, 251 

Henry, Richard, 182, 189, 196, 200, 
202, 204, 205,209,211, 212,216, 
219, 221, 231, 235, 248, 250, 259, 
265, 269 

Henry, William, 271 

Herdmon, Elyas, f. Will, le, 180 

Herlaston, 262 

Herlewin, Ralph, 71 

Herts, Annes, w. of John, 437 

Hestwode, Reginald de, 158 

Heth, Rich., f. Margerie, 227 

Heth, William de le, 227 

Heth, William, f. Hen. dele, 148 

Hethecote, Robert de, 130 

Heyne, Richard, 334, 335, 336 

Heyward, William, 223, 229 

Heywode, 268 

Heywode, Henry de, 213, 214 

Hilton, John, mayor of North- 
ampton, 467 

Hilton, Richard, 376, 387 

Hixon, co. Staff., 36, 100, 101, 104, 
125, 126, 148, 181, 185, 213, 214, 
217, 227, 283, 465, 466, 483 

Hoarcross, co. Staff., p. 113 

Hocthorp, Helias de, 79, 109 

Hoky, v. also Oky. 

Hoki, Ralph, 68 

Hkoy, John, 81, 85, 109 

Hoky, John, 271, 274 ' 

Holand, Henry, 407, 408 

Holihurst, William de, 146 

Holond, Henry, 379, 418 

Hood, Will., 348 



Hopewas, al. Hopwas, Hugh de, 
persona de Clifton, canon of 
Lichfield, 285, 287, 298, 304, 
315, 316, 321-333, 353 

Hopewas, John de, parson of 
Wappingbury, 353 

Hopewas, al. Hopwas, Will, de, 
285, 288, 293, 296, 298, 306, 311, 

317 
Hopkins, Thomas, 491 
Hopper, Nicholas, 112, 113 
Hopwood, James de, 425 
Hopynges, in Seal, 75 
Horn, John, 357, 373 
Horseleye, John de, rector of Seal, 

254 
Horseley, Richard de, chaplain, 

278, 279, 293,295, 306, 311 
Horton, Roger, Dom. de Catton, 

382, 389 
Hospitio, Alan de, 27 
Hospitio, William de, 27 
Houlden, Arthur, 489 
Howeton, William de, 417 
Hubertus, 24 

Huelin, Mariota, wid. of Will., 205 
Hugh, decanus, 23, 26 
Hugh, clerk of Church Seal, 178, 

179, 204 
Hugh, f. Radulfi, 68, 69 
Hughtesdon, v. Hixon. 
Hughtesdon, John de, 283 
Hul, Walter de le, 100 
Hull, John del, 404 
Hulle, Robert del, 404 
Hulton, p. 113 
Humbreston, William de, rector 

of Walton-on-Trent, 309, 343 
Humfrey, Henry, mayor of North- 
ampton, 462 
Hunstanscote, Walter, f. Rad. de, 

67 
Hunte, Robert le, 144 
Hurne, Margery, f. John le, 366 
Hutesdon, John de, chaplain, 104 
Hyll, Alice, wid. of J. Marreys, 

429 
Hyne, John, jun., 423 
Hyngeston Manor, 185 
Hytesdon, v. Hixon. 

I. 

Icklington, co. Cambr., 334, 335, 
336 

K 



13° 



INDEX. 



Ilsley, co. Berks, p. 113 
Ingeleisius, 39 

Inggwerdeby, , dominus de 

Willesley, 396 
Ingwardeby, Nicholas de, 114 
Ingwardeby, Will, de, 286, 287 
In-le-Hurne, Oding, 213, 214 
In le Huyrne, John, 212 
In-le-Mor, Adam, 236 
Insula, Dom. Will, de, 54 
Irpe,John, 454 
Irpe, Richard, 439, 454 
Isabel, al. Isbel, al. Grene, Nich., 

303, 3o7, 3°9, 312-314, 347, 348 
Isbel, Rob., f. et h. Ric, 312-314 

J- 
Jakes, John, 405 
Janyns, Roger, 458 
Jarkenvill, Andrew and Matilda, 

p. 115 
Jarkenvill, Simon and Joan, p. 1 15 
Johan, John, f. Sim., 140 
Johan, Nicholas, f. Rog., 137 
Johan, Roger, f. Rog., 137 
Johannes, f. Godberti, 27 
John, fil. Hereberti, 6 
Jolypas, Richard, 382 
Jolypas, Richard, chaplain, 389 
Josceline, Bishop of Bath, 47 
Jurdan, Henry, de Threngston, 

318 

K. 
Kaldewelle, William de, 1 1 3 
Kaue, Dom. Hugh, rector of 

Clifton, 141, 159 
Kenilworth Priory ; Robert, prior 

(circ. 1 167), 3 
Kettlebaston, co. Suff., pp. 112, 

"3 
King, Samuel, 486 
Kingsley, Richard, rector of, 73 
Kingston, co. Staff., 146,425, 475, 

478, 483 
Kok, Alice, f. Eliec, 289 
Kynewallebottes, in Seal, 275 
Kyngeston, Henry de, 242 

L. 

Lake, Roger, f. Odonis de la, 36 

Lake, Roger and Giliana de la, 101 

Langham, Reginald de, 372, 383, 

384 



Langley, Thomas, Chancellor of 

England, 374, 37&, 387 
Lathbure, Christiana ux. Joh. de, 

397 
Launde, Le, in Seal, 484 
Laurence, 1 

Laurence, prior of Coventry, 8 
Lawe, John, 405, 406 
Leca, Harald de, 3 
Leceson, Thomas, 423 
Lee, Henry de, 10 
Lee, John de, 257 
Lee, William de, 353 
Legegod, Robert, bailiff of Seal, 

442-447, 450, 451 
Legegode, Will., 356, 357, 359, 

362, 364, 366, 367, 368, 375, 381, 

382 
Leicester, 40, 123, p. 118 
Leicester, Abbey of St. Mary de 

Prato. Paul, abbot [ 1 1 86- 1 205], 

35 
Lenoreys, Richard, 105 
Lenton Priory. Philip, prior 

(t. Hen. II), 6 
Leveriz, Walter, 40 
Leveson, Dame Mary, of Tren- 

tham, 493 
Lexinton, Robert de, 47, 51 
Leycestre, Will, de, abbot of 

Merivale, 257 
Leye, John de la, 99 
Lichfield, 304, p. 113 
Lincoln, Robert, bishop of, 1 
Linton, co. Derby, 158, 165, 395, 

407, 408, p. 116 ; 433, 434, 440, 

453, 454, 475, 48l, 483, 484, 

498 
Lintone, Walter, f. Pagani de, 

P- "3 

Lisuis, John de, 3 

Litelhay, Robert de, 130 

Littelton, Edward, 478 

Littilbyry, Martin de, 99 

Locshill, 478 

Loret, Ralph, clerk, 321, 322, 323, 
328, 330, 333, 337, 349, 356, 
364, 367, 380, 382, 390, 391, 393 

Loret, Richard, 223, 231,232, 235, 
237, 238, 243, 246,248, 250, 251, 
255, 260, 265, 269, 270, 275,276, 
278,279 

Loret, Richard, f. Ric, 276 

Lorret, Richard, f. Rad., 382 



INDEX. 



131 



Lorret, Roger,f. Rad.,379, 382,391 

Loret, Will., 267 

Loughborough, 2 1 5 

Louterel, John, cte Boulby, 299 

Lowel, Thomas, no 

Lowen, The Three, in Morton, 147 

Loxley, co. Staff., 478 

Lucian, 9 

Lucian, senex, 32 

Lucian, f. Roberti, 28 

Lullington, co. Derby,89, 165, 412, 

475,483, 484, 485, 405, 496, 498 
Lullington ; William, rector, 1 1 8 
Lullenton, Geoffrey de, 73 
Lullinton, John de, 202, 205 
Lulmeshul, al. Lylmyshull in Seal, 

70, 246 
Luterel, John, 344 
Lutterworth, Peter de, 50 
Luvel, Thomas, 113 
Lyciendich, in Seal, 290 
Lynton, v. Linton. 
Lynton, Rob. de, 167 
Lynton, Thomas de, 128 



M. 
Machon, John, 423 
Mahaut, Rog. de, v. Monte Alto 
Maheu, Hugh, 114 
Maisam, Richard de, 30, 31 
Malesouere, Rob. de, 102, 129 
Malhore, Anketill, 53 
Mallabour, William, son of Hugh, 

489 
Malo Passu, Dom. Will, de, 53 
Manceter, co. Warw., Henry, 

persona (t. Ric. I), 14 
Manecestre, Henry de, 15 
Manecestre, Walkelin de, 20, 2 1 
Manumissions, 342 
Mapelenestub, in Seal, 247 
Marchaleshey Wood in Colton, 

299 
Marchenton, John, 456, 457 
Marchys, John, 345 
Marreys, Alice, wid. of John, 418 
Mareys, Henry, fil. Rob. 307, 309 
Mareys, Henry, chaplain of Ros- 

liston, 343 
Mareys, Henry, 371, 403 
Mareys, John, 399, 403 
Marreys, John, f. Joh., 418-421, 

424, 426-43°, 435 



Marreys, John, f. Walt., 395 
Marreys, Nicholas, 418,421 
Mareys, Ralph, 273 
Mareys, Richard le, 245 
Marreys, Rich., 294, 303, 307-309, 

312-314,326,343 
Mareys, Rob. del, 106, no, 113, 

203, 245 
Marreys, Rob., 294, 309 
Mareys, Walter, 343, 347,348,365, 

369-371 
Marreys, Walter, 395, 430 
Mareys, Will., 347, 369, 370 
Marisco, Will, de, 169 
Marshall, William, 394 
Martel, Roger, 37 
Martin, monk of Burton, 2 
Martinwas, Ralph de, 29 
Marti wast, William de, 51 
Mascy, Rob. de, 54 
Mason, Roger le, 258 
Matthew, clericus, 8 
Matthew, sacerdos, 30, 31 
Matthew, f. Rogeri, 28 
Mauluvel, Robert de, 49, 50, 

51 
Maureward, Thomas, Knt., 374, 

376, 387, 39°, 393 
Mauveisyn, Thomas, 299 
Maveysyn, Dom. Rob., Knt, 344 
Maweysyn, Dom. Adam, 72 
Megre, Robert le, 20 
Meis, River, 32, 75, 80 
Meisham, 166, 170-172,205 
Meisham, Will de, 172 
Meisham, Will., f. Joh. de, 172 
Meisham, v. also Meysham. 
Melburne, Peter de, 376, 387 
Meleward, Nich. le, 262 
Meleward, Richard le, 244 
Melton, John de, presbyter, 333 
Meres, in Seal, 20, 63, 64 
Merivale Abbey, 1, 4-6, 7, 11, 12, 
14-24, 26, 27, 29, 32, 35, 4i,43, 
44, 49, 5°, 52, 55, 57-65, 73-76, 
79-83, 85-93, 95,96, 102, 107-109, 
124, 156, 173, 174, 175,200,259, 
263, 264, 280, 330, 366, 486, 
pp. 116, 117, 118 

. Abbots : Ralph [1230], 

44 ; Robert, temp. Hen. 1 1 1, 8 1 ; 
William [1284], 129 ; W. de 
Wauere, temp. Edw. I, 159; 
Will, de Leycestre [1342], 257 
K 2 



132 



INDEX. 



Messor, Robert, 45 
Messur, Geoffrey, 78, 81, 84 
Meuerel, William, vicar of Col- 

wich, 147 
Meuton, Milo de, in 
Meysham, Agnes, 411 
Meysham, John, f. Rog. de, 249, 
297 

Meysham, John, f. Will, de, 170, 
171 

Michel, Ralph, 201,203 

Miller, Adam, f. Joh , 276 

Miller, John, 251 

Miller, Margery, f. Isabel, f. Joh., 
278 

Miller, Robert, 195 

Mold, John, 210 

Molendinarius, Rob , 176 

Mongomery, Roger, 358 

Monte Alto, Roger de, senes- 
callus Cestrie, 53, 54 

Montegumeri, Walter de, 3 

Morel, Adam, 100, 103, 126 

Morel, John, 44 

Morel, Margery, f. Will, de, 
229 

Morel, R , 39 

Morel, William, 36, 39 

Morhay, William de, 236 

Morcoc, al. Morcoke, Ralph, 14- 
16, 22, 23, 24, 68 

Morkoc, Ralph, 332 

Morkoc, Will., f. Rad., 82 

Morlee, Thos. de, Knt., mares- 
callus Hibernie, 344, 345 

Morlee, Will, de, 344 

Mortimer, Ralph, 261 

Morton, co. Staff., 39, 141, 147,148, 
181, 185, 213, 214, 236, 240, 242, 
256, 268, 331, 398, 400A, 400B, 
401,465,466,475 

Morton, Engleys de, 147 

Mosse, Thomas, 494 

Motoun, Isabel, 276 

Motoun, Thomas, 276, 278, 279 

Mulner, Isolda, wid. of Nicholas 
le, 273 

Mundevylle, Dom. Richard de, 
72 

Munevilla, Nigel de, 10 

Mungumeri, Will, de, 4, 5 

Munnyngeswalle, in Seal, 292 

Muntgumbere, Walter de, 2 

Mutha, Roger de, 42 



N. 
Nailiston, John de, 170, 171 
Nailiston, Rich., f. Rog. de, 166, 

170-172 
Naseby, Mag. John, 443, 444 
Nech, Giliana,<z/. Juliana, 114,160 
Nech, Ralph, 114 
Nech, al. Nechs, Rich. f. Hug., 

97,H4 
Neche, Walter, f. Will, le, 161 
Need wood Forest, pp. 113, 118 
Neel, Cecily, 352 
Neel, al. Nel, Henry, 252, 267, 

352 
Neel, al. Nel, John, 244, 250, 266, 

300, 324, 325, 346 
Neel, al. Nel, Simon, 351, 352, 357, 

373.375.38o,38i, 411,412 
Nel, Amice, wid. of Richard, 124 
Nel, Richard, 85 
Nethe, Henry, f. Juliane, f. Ric. 

le, 332 
Nethe, Walter, f. Juliane, f. Ric. 

le, 332 
Nethertown, co. Staff., p. 116 
Nettebreyder, Thomas, "botiler 

de Drakelowe", 342, 365 
Neupord, William, 374 
Nevill, Hugh de, 47 
Nevile, Dom. Theobald de, 102, 

159 
Nevile, Thomas de, 102 
Newcastle-under-Lyme, 493 
Newland, co. Staff, 478 
Newylle, Dom. Stephen de, 72 
Nichol, Robert, 203 
Nicholas, chaplain, 2 
Nicoll, Thomas, 438 
Nigel, f. Walteri, 16 
Norbury, co. Derby, p. 113 
Norman, Richard, 455 
Normanuile, Geoffrey de, 10 
Normynton, John de, 183 
Norreis, Ralph, f. Will., 13, 18, 25 
Nor[r]eis, William de, 9 
Norreis, Wlfene de, 9 
Northampton, 462, 467, 491 
Northbury, Hen., f. Will., f. Her- 

berti de, p. 1 1 7 
Northumberland, John, Duke of, 

481 
Norton, co. Staff, 73, 105, 154, 

162-164,253,301,475,483 
, Robert, persona (temp. 



INDEX. 



133 



Ric. I), 23 ; R. de Dauentre, 
rector, late 13th cent., 105 

Norton Heath, 131-140, 142, 145, 
168, 303* 

Norton, Henry de, 168 

Norton, al. Nortun, John de, 131, 

Ho, 145, 154 
Norton, Thomas, f. Hug. de, 154 
Nortun, Nicholas de, 43, 44 
Notinkham, Richard de, 260 
Nottingham, 430 
Nowell, Walter, 470 
Nyk, Richard, 431 

O. 

Oakthorpe, co. Leic, 210, 396, 

481 
Ocle, Alan, f. Herv., 1 1 
Ocle, Hervey de, n, 18 
Octhorp, Lesota, f. Joh., f. Nich. 

de, 396 
Oddeston, Dom. Elyas de, 129 
Oilli, Anneis de, 18 
-Oilli, Hervey de, 11 > :, ' On 
Oky, Emeric, 223 
Oky, Geoff., f. Tho., 306, 311 
Oky, Henry, 198 

Oky, Joan, ux. Tho., 282, 306, 311 
Oky, John, 115, 118-121, 156, 158, 

160, 161, 175, 176, 180, 182, 183, 

188-194, 212, 218, 219, 220, 221, 

222, 226, 228, 229, 230, 232, 235, 

237, 238, 246, 248 
Oky, John, f. Joh., 188-196, 199, 

200, 202, 204-208, 209, 211, 212, 

216, 219, 247, 249, 250, 252, 259, 

263-267, 277 
Oky, John, 332 
Oky, Matilda, w. of John, 193, 

194 
Oky, Ralph, 76, 95, 155, 158 
Oky, Ralph, 265 
Oky, "Richard, 175, l8 °, l8 4> l86 , 

207, 208, 209, 21 1, 216, 219, 230, 

271, 275 
Oky, Richard, 332 
Oky, Rich., f. Hemerici, 238 
Oky, Robert, 212 
Oky, Rob., f. Will., 287 
Oky, Rose, 255 
Oky, Thomas, 267 
Oky, Thomas, 281, 282 
Oky, William, 281 
Oky, Will., f. Rose, 254, 255 



Oky, Will., f. Will., 286, 287, 292, 
298, 300, 302, 304, 306, 310, 311, 
3i5> 316,317,321,322,328,333, 
346, 356, 357, 359, 362, 375, 3»° 

Orme, Dom. John, clerk, 463 

Orme, Thomas, 463 

Osbaston, co. Leic, 372, 405 

Osgathorpe, co. Leic, 10, 37, 99, 
318, 327, 374, 376, 475 

Otewalle, William, chaplain, 351, 

364, 369 
Othe Grene, John, 253 
Ottherpe, William, f. Elye de, 144 
Ottut, 56 
Overton, 406 
Overton, Adam, persona de, 43, 

44,64 
Overtona, Hubert de, 16 
Ouilla, William de, miles, 12 
Ouirton, Robert de, 123 
Owertone, Will., f. Alex, de, 38 
Oxedich, in .Seal, 116 



Pachet, Clement, 189, 200, 204, 
238, 252 

Pachet, Henry, 124 

Pachet, Henry, capellanus, 290, 
291 

Pachet, Henry, f. Clem., 239 

Pachet, William, 340 

Pachet (William), 452 

Paget, Lord William, of Beau- 
desert, 481, 497, 499 

Paget, Hon. William, 499 

Paien, Richard, 30,31 

Pakeman, William de, 253 

Panton, Hamelun, 30, 31 

Paris, Ralph de, 371 

Parker, John, 398, 400A, 436 

Parmentarius, Henry, 24 

Parvyne, John, Coroner of North- 
ampton, 462 

Parys, Ralph de, 307 

Passemere, Richard de, 257 

Paul, Abbot of bt. Mary de Prato, 
Leicester, 35 

Paunton, John, 433, 434, 439, 453 

Paunton, Thomas, f. Joh., 439, 

453, 454, 471, 472 
Paus, Robert, 184, 241, 246 
Paus, Robert and Isabel, 120, 121 
Payn, Geoffrey, 36 
Pease, Edward, 479 



134 



INDEX. 



Peche, Alice, p. 116 

Peche, Bartholomew, 47 

Pecche, Geoffrey, p. 114 

Peche, Hawisia, p. 117 

Pecche, John, p. 117 

Pecche, Matilda, pp. 11-3-116 

Pecche, Nicholas, pp. 114- 116 

Pecche, Ralph, p. 117 

Pecco, Peter de, 158 

Pechet, Henry, 57-59, 79, 80, 81, 

89, 98, 108 
Peliparius, Richard, 37 
Pelle, William, 338 
Penne, William de, 339 
Peny, Thomas, bailiff of North- 
ampton, 462 
Penyfader, Richard, 471,472 
Penyston, Richard, 407, 408 
Pershore, Simon, abbot (1175- 

n 79), 8 
Pescher, Peter, 13 
Peter, Mag., 1 
Pethling, Alan de, 29 
Pethling, al. Petling, Will, de, 32, 

50,63 
Pethlinges, Hugh de, 21 
Petit, Ralph le, pp. 114, 115 
Petitpas, William, 75 
Phelip, William, 235, 237, 241, 

255, 260, 267, 270 
Phelipe, William, 156 
Philip, clericus, 6 
Picwelle, Geoffrey de, 1 56 
Pipe, Joan de, 285 
Pipe, Robert de, 127 
Pipe, al. Pype, Robert de, domi- 

nus de Scheile, 331, 333 
Pipe, William de, 128 
Pipe, Wm. de, 285 
Pirv, Rob. de, dapifer, 3 
Pirv, Thomas de, 3 
Pitard, Robert, 67 
Poer, 20 

Poher, Peter le, knt., 123 
Polesworth Abbey, 73 
Pollard, Ralph, f. Ric, 163, 164 
Pollard, Richard, 138, 163, 164 
Pollesworth, Margery, w. of Will. 

de, 304* 
Polleswort, Will, and Margery de, 

209 
Pollusworth, Will, de, 256, 263, 

264, 266, 270 
Portere, William, 363 



Poutrel, John, 106 

Prencheval, William, 19, 20 

Prentut, Richard, 17 

Prentut, William, 19 

Prentys, Adam, 320 

Prentyse, William, 339 

Prepositus, John, 147 

Prestwod, Ralph de, 29 

Purfrey, William, 129 

Puteo, Richard de, 153 

Puteo, William de, 1 53 

Puys, Henry, of Rugeley, 320. 329 

Q. 

Querendon, Hawise de, 99 

R. 

R , abbot of Garendon, 35 

Ralph, magister, I 

Ralph, Bishop of Chichester, 47 

Ralph, clericus, 71 

Ralph, f. Aky, 66 

Ralph, fil. Ghermundi, 3 

Ralph, f. Goismeri, 27 

Ralph, f. Nicholai, senescallus 

Comitis Derb., 43, 44 
Ralph, f. Siwardi, 30, 31 
Ralph, f. Turstani, 38 
Raueneston, Goda, f. Rad. de, no 
Reading Abbey, pp. 113, 116 
Rechford, John de, 285 
Reginald, clericus, de Grenduna, 

21 
Rent Tenures : 1 lb. of pepper, 

28 ; pair of gilt spurs, 53 ; pair 

of white gloves, 116, 117 
Repingdon, v. Repton 
Reppingdon, Philip de, Bishop of 

Lincoln, 374, 376, 387 
Repton, co. Derb., 46, 358, 441, 

460, 461, 485 
Repton Priory, 166, 172, p. 116 
Reynald, Thomas, bailiff of Ather- 

stone, 337 
Reyner, Roger, 186 
Richard, Bishop of Durham, 47 
Richard, clericus, de Seale, 32, 38, 

41, 49, 56, 57, 58, 61, 63, 64, 65, 

69, 80, 95 
Richard, clericus vicecomitis, 29 
Richard, monk of Burton, 2 
Richard, persona de Hegham, 15 
Richard, prior of Gresley, 152 
Richard, fil. Ed wane, 30, 31 



INDEX. 



135 



Richard, fil. Edwini, 13 
Richard, f. Erenfrei, 25 
Richard, f. Hermefr., 23 
Ridel, John, de Morton, 104 
Ridware, co. Staff., 478 ; pp. 112, 

113, 116, 1-7, 118 
Ridware Mavesyn, 388 
Ridware, Alice, wife of Roger de," 

p. 117 
Rideware, Edm., rector of Seal, 

277 
Rideware, Dom. Isabel de, 223, 

224, 229, p. 118 
Rideware, Robert de, 94, 147 
Rideware, Roger de, 43, 44 
Rideware, Rog.,f. Walt, de, Dom. 

de Seile, 157 
Rideware, Roger de, Lord of 

Sheile, pp. 113-117 
Rideware, Thomas de, Dominus de 

Scheyl, 173, 174, 179, 198,207, 

208, 211, 223 ; pp. 116-I18 
Rideware, Thomas de, knt., 304* 
Rideware, Thomas, son and heir 

of Walter, p. 112 
Rideware, Walter de, 34, 43, 44, 

56 
Rydware, Walter, f. Tho. de, pp. 

113, 117, 118 
Ridware, Will, de, 26 
Rideware, William, Dominus de, 

77, 84, 87, 94, 106, 123 
Rydware, William, pp. 113, 114, 

116, 117, 118 
Ridware, Will., seneschal to Will., 

Earl of Derby, pp. 115, 117 
Ripariis, John de, 53, 54 
Robert, clericus, 282 
Robert, dapifer comitis Cestrie, 

Robert, priest of Stapenhill, 2 
Robert, f. Hardulfi, 10 
Robert, f. Hode, 39 
Robert, fil. Walerani, 13 
Rodbert, fil. Walchalini, 3, 4, 5 
Robyn, Will., 295 
Roger, Canon of Lincoln, 3 
Roger, f. Anschetilli, 9 
Roger, fil. Asketilli, 13, 14, 18 
Roger, fil. Anketil, 28, 60 
Roger, f. Willelmi, 1, 10 
Rogers, William, 471, 472 
Rosliston, 30, 31, 46, 50, 51, 53, 
54, 71, : ° 2 > no-113, 129, 159, 



165, 169, 177, 197, 201, 203, 245, 
262, 272, 274, 293, 303, 307, 308, 
309, 312-314, 326, 335, 336, 347, 
348, 369-371, 395, 399, 403,418- 
421, 424, 426-430, 432-435, 44i, 
453, 46o, 461, 464, 469-474,477, 
484, 498 

Rostlaston, Ralph, f. Godefr. de, 
66 

Rostlaston, Dom. Ralph de, chap- 
lain, 274 

Roston, co. Derby, p. 113 

Roundell, Reginald, 417 

Rous, John, 354 

Rous, Robert, 410 

Rowley, Thomas, 478 

Ruale, John, 333 

Ruffus, Will., f. Phil., 84 

Ruggelye, Adam de, 185 

Ruggeleye, Henry de, 284 

Ruggeley, Nicholas de, 374 

Rukedich, in Seal, 20 

Russel, Nicholas, 162 

Rusohebury,a/. Rysshebury, John, 
rector of Colton, 388, 400B 

Russhelaston, v. Rosliston 

Rutindeclif, p. 113 

Ruures, Robert de, 16, 17, 18, 20, 
22-25 

Rydel, William, 236 

Rygeley, John de, 383, 384 

Ryle, William, 494 



S. 
St. Pierre-sur-Dive Abbey, in 

Normandy, Rob. Calcun, abbot 

(circ. 1 167), 3 
St. Yvo, William, prior of Gresley 

(ob. 1438), 402A, 402c, 416 
Sakart, Ralph, 70 
Sallawe, Mag. Rich, de, 3 
Salvagius, Geoffrey, 42 
Sancheverell, Ralph, 445-447 
Sancto Albano, Reinald de, 3 
Sancto Edmundo, William de, 51, 

53 
Sancto Edwardo, Peter de, 54 
Sancto Ivone, W. de, v. St. Yvo 
Sapurton, Thomas, 398, 400A 
Saracenus, William, 10 
Saunders, John, 475 
Sauvage, Henry, 253 
Sauwage, John le, 144 



136 



INDEX. 



Savage, Alice, wife of Sir J. 
Savage, wid. of Sir W. Greys- 
ley, 475 

Savage, Sir John, 475 

Sawal, fil. Fuch., 6 

Saye, John, coroner of Northamp- 
ton, 462 

Scheile, Scheyle, v. Seal 

Scheldon, William de, prior of 
Calwich, 141 

Schepherde, Thomas and Cecily, 
356 

Schftynton, Maud de, 188 

Schiret, John, 410 

Schiret, William, 410 

Schot, John, f. Sibille, 232 

Scot, Rich, and Margery, 262 

Scot, Richard, 369, 370 

Scot, William, 262, 273 

Scheile, Scheyle, Seala, Seile, 
Seyla, Seyle, Sheile, Sheyle al. 

Seal, co. Leicester, passim 

Seal, fratres grangie de, 22 

Capellani : Henry, late 13th 

cent., 119 ; Ralph [1329], 221 

Clerici : Hugh, 175 ; William, 

186, 205 

Persona? : William, early 

13th cent., 23, 25, 26, 28, 32-34, 
49, 50, 52, 60, 64, 93; Hugh, 
[1329-30], 220, 224 

Rectors : William, temp. 

Ric. I, 15 ; J. de Stondle [1334], 
239 ; J. de Horseleye [1342], 
255 ; John [1346], 269 ; Edm. 
de Rideware [1349], 277 ; John 
de Bollawe [1377], 33< ; [1481- 
5], 44^-447, 45°. 452 

Presbyter : William, 9 

Seila, Agnes, al. Anneis f. Rad. 
de, 12, 26, p. 118 

Seyla, Alan de, 62, 63, 83 

Seila, Constantia f. Rad. de, 29 

Seyle, Engenulf de, 41 

Seyla, Hengenulf f. Nig. de, 60- 

6 5 . 
Seile, Geismer de, 19 

Seyla, Henry de, 89 

Seile, Henry, f. Hen. de, 19, 20 

Scheyle, Henry, f. persone de, 

•v. Henry, f. persone 

Seyl, Hugh de, 55 

Sheyle, John de, 258 

Sheyle, John, f. Will., 239 



Seyla, Lettice, ux. Nig. de, 58, 59 
Seila, Lucian de, 3-5, 8, 38, 60 
Seila, Lucian de, jun., 60 
Seyla, Nigel de, 41, 55, 57-63, 89 
Seyla, Osbert de, 45, 49, 52, 54, 

59, 63, 68, 69, 89, 91, 92 
Seyla, Philip, f. Engenulfi de, 89, 

91 
Seila, Ralph de, 1, 3-7, 9, 11, 12, 

26, 28 
Seila, Ralph, fil. Rad. de, 6, 9, 11, 

12-26 
Seyle, Ralph, f. Rad. de, 184 
Sheyle, Dom. Ralph de, chaplain, 

252 
Scheile, Ralph, 304 
Scheyle, Ralph de, p. 113 
Seyla, Ralph, f. Thurstani de, 65 
Seila, Robert de, 8 
Scheyle, Robert de, 145, 168 
Seile, Rob. f. Rog. de, 9 
Seile, Roger de, 19, 21 
Seyle, Simon de, 86 
Sheile, Walter de, 1 1 5 
Sheile, Walter, f. Will, de, 332 
Seila, William de, 22 
Seckyndon, Jerard de, 191, 192 
Segrave, Gilbert de, 29, 72, p. 1 16 
Segrave, John, Lord of, 177 
Segrave, John, f. Nich. de, 102, 

165 
Segrave, Nicholas de, 102, 129, 

159,485 
Sadgrave, Dom. Stephen de, 46, 

47,48, 51, 53, 54,67, 106, 177 
Sekynton, 438 
Sekynton, Beatrice, 438 
Sekynton, Laurence, 438 
Sekynton, William, 438 
Sellarius, Ralph, 33 
Seller, Ralph, f. Rad. le, 55, 60-62 
Seller, Simon, f. Rad. le, 70, 74, 

75,85-88 
Selveym, Robert, 94 
Selweyn, Ralph, 44 
Sepe, Symeon, presbyter de, 20, 

23 
Sepei, Geoffrey de, 1 5 
Sepeya, Adam de, 42 
Serlo, f. Poer, 20 
Seton, co. York, 374, 376, 475 
Shapley, Charles, 340 
Sharwynt, Nicholas, 476 
Sharwynt, William, 476 



INDEX. 



137 



Shefton, Rob. de, chaplain, 323 

Shelton, William, 340 

Sheperd, John, f. Joh., 399 

Shepey, John, 397 

Shepey, William de, 424, 426 

Shepeye, Thos. de, bailiff of 
Coventry, 288 

Shepheye, Robert de, 53 

Shertwode, in Seal, 173 

Shilton, William de, 452 

Shyrford, Simon, 372 

Sifrewast, Roger, de 5 r 

Simon, Abbot of Pershore, 8 

Simon f. Willelmi, 10 

Smyth, Thomas, 419, 420 

Smyth, Thomas de, Thorp, 435 

Smyth, William, 438 

Smyth, William, of Lullington, 
465, 466 

Smyth, William, f. Thos., 435 

Smythe, John, coroner of Nor- 
thampton, 462 

Snareston, co. Leic, 463 

Snarkeston, 166, 221 

Snarkeston, Rich., f. Alicie de, 
244 

Snarkeston, Thomas, f. Rog. de, 

173 
Snarkeston, Will, de, 166 
Sneynton, by Nottingham, 421 
Solbardonstall, in Seal, 290 
Somervill, Philip, lord of Wichnor, 

p. 117 
Somervill, Roger de, 1 1 1 
Sondyfurlong, in Seal, 290 
Southerne, Thomas, 410 
Spelage, Robert, 315, 316 
Spellowe, nr. Norton, 105, 154 
Spencer, Richard, 415, 431 
Spenser, Laurence, 412, 413, 414 
Spigurnel, Richard, 141 
Sproctune, Achard de, 29 
Stafford, Alice, w. of Tho. de, 360 
Stafford, James de, Knt, 243, 254, 

260, 277 
Stafford, John, 489 
Stafford, Richard de, Dom. de 

Clifton Caumville, miles, 304, 

315, 316, 330 
Stafford, Thos. de, Knt, 358, 393 
Stake, Nicholas, 172 
Stanard, John, 318 
Stanley, Humphrey, 445-447 
Stanley, Thomas, Esq., 422 



Stanley, Thomas, of Tonge, 490 

Stantona, David de, 3 

Stapenhill, co. Derby, 407, 408, 
498, 499 

Stapenhill, Robert, priest of, 2 

Stapenhull, John de, 1 1 1 

Staunton, Will, de, Knt., 220, 226, 
228 

Staventon, Roger de, 1 53 

Stepenhul, John de, 71 

Steventon, William de, 130 

Stoke, co. Staff., Will. Gresley, 
rector [1481], 449 

Stoke, Peter de, 288 

Stoke, Rich, de, mayor of Co- 
ventry, 288 

Stoke, Robert de, 173 

Stokley, Robert, 410 

Stondle, John de, rector of Seal, 

239 
Stone, John, 423 
Stotfold, William, 381 
Stowe, R. de Breidesale, rector, 

[1272], 101 
Stratford-on-Avon, 390, 393 
Stratton, John f. Walt, de, 209, 

210 
Stretton-in-the-fields, co. Derby, 

P- "3 
■ Personse, William, temp., 

Hen. III., 49, 50; William 

[1330], 224 ; T. Aylemonde 

[1408-1411], 382, 389,391 
Rectors, William [ 1 330- 1337], 

R. Hasord [1449], 431 
Stretton, Anneis al. Agnes, ux. 

Will, de, 27, 28 
Stretton, Hugh, f. Matth. de, 157 
Stretton, John,f. Walt, de, 221, 244 
Stretton, Osbert f. Walt., Dom. de, 

179, 181, 199, 206 
Stretton, Richard de, 239, 249 
Strettun, Roger de, 3, 8, 9 
Stretton, Walter de, 32, 34, 45, 

49, 5°, 88 
Streton, Walter de, 114, 120, 121, 

141 
Stretton, Walter de, clericus de 

Sheyle, 122 
Stretton, Will, de, 13, 16, 18, 21-26 
Strettuna, Will., f. Rog. de, ?, 11, 

14, p. 118 
Strettun, Will., f. Walkelini de, 35 
Styes, Le, in Seal, 292 



138 



INDEX. 



Stykebocke, John, 329 
Suetheston, Robert, presbyter de, 

35 
Sumervill, Walter de, 2, 3, 26 
Super - viridem de Hutesdon, 

William, 104 
Sutton, John, 372 
Swan, Henry, 353 
Swanne, Joan, 469 
Swatlincote, p. 1 16 
Swepston, Will, de, 170, 171 
Swetenham, William, 443, 444 
Swineford, Gilbert, f. Neel de, 17 
Swynfen, Robert, 353 
Sybedesdon, Jacobus de, 43, 44 
Sydenham, Robert de, p. 1 1 5 
Syreschete, Nigel, f. Ric. de, 95 

T. 
Talbot, Alice, wid. of Will., 274, 

307 
Talbot, Will., sen., of Rosliston, 

245, 262, 272, 294 
Talbot, William, f. Will., 245, 274, 

294, 3°3, 308, 326 
Talebot, Ralph, 30, 31 
Talebot, Ralph, no, 112 
Talebot, William, 197, 203 
Taliour, John, 405 
Taliour, Roger, 389 
Tatinhul, William de, 77 
Tattenhill, William, decanus, circ. 

1167,3 
Tawke, Alice, 463 
Tayloure, Roger, 391 
Tebbe, Robert, de Threngeston, 

3l8, 327 
Teddesley, John, 431 
Templarius, Hugh, 16 
Templarius, Roger, 34, 38,41, 45, 

49, 52, 55, 60, 61, 65, 68, 69, 83 
Templo, Guarin de, 19 
Templo, Hugh de, 23, 24, 27 
Templo, Roger, f. Hug. de, 27 
Tetenhill, co. Staff., 440 
Thaleboth, Ralph, 71, 113 
Thamenhorn, Richard de, 71 
Thamenhorn, William de, 127, 

128 
Theneche, Hugh, 56 
Thirmond, Robert, 426 
Thirmot, Robert, 407, 408 
Thirnyng, Will., 360 
Tholi, Richard, 36 



Thomas, Simon and Alice, 135 
Thomesone, John, 334, 335 
Thomonhern, Dom. Thomas de, 

Knt., 344 
Thorenduna, Hugh de, 7 
Thorkel, Geoffrey, 142 
Thorkel, William, 163, 164 
Thorp, Agnes, f. Amery de, 293 
Thorpe Constantyne,co. Staff, 438 
Thregeston, Will, de, 37 
Thurlby, co. Line, 475 
Thurmond, John, 418 
Thwicros, William de, 15 
Tichemers, Matilda de, pp. 114, 

i'5 
Tierstin, 9 

Tissintona, Robert de, 42 
Toby, Thomas, 338 
Tochet, Sewallus, 101 
Toft, co. Norf., 483 
Toly, Edm., 345 

Tomson, John, de Maisham, 340 
Tong, co. Salop, 490 
Topias, John, 362 
Toucchet, al. Tuchet, Richard, 

199, 221 
Traynel, John, 197 
Trent, River, 363, 440, 497-499 
Trippe, William, 99 
Trublevill, Ralph de, 47 
Tuchet, v. Toucchet 
Tulleslokh, in Seal, 20 
Tumson, John, 456, 457 
Turre, William de, 18, 22, 24 
Tuschet, Henry, 4, 5 
Tuschet, Simon de, 3 
Tutbury Woodhouse, co. Staff., 

475; PP- US, n8 
Tuttebury, John de, 402A 
Tweyford, al. Twiford, al. Twy- 

ford, Rich, de, chaplain, 187 

198 ; p. 118 
Twycros, in Norton, 162, 253 
Twyford, Robert de, 376, 387 
Twyrkesford, in Seal, 91 
Tyrwhyt, Robert, justice, 360 

U. 
Upton, Will., f. Warini de, 67 

V. 
Valeis, Richard le, p. 117 
Venator, Robert, 10 
Venur, Godfrey le, 167 



INDEX. 



139 



Ver, Baldwin de, 46 

Verdon, John de, Knt., 331 

Verdun, Bertram de, 10 

Verdun, Wido de, 10 

Verney, Richard, of Compton, 

462 
Verney, William, of Compton, 

467 
Verneye, Mag., John de, 141 
Vernon, George, 458 
Vernon, Henry, 341 
Vernon, Henry, 445-448, 450, 451, 

456-459, 460 
Vernon, Dame Margery, 442 
Vernun, Richard de, 26, 46 
Vernun, Dom. Rich, de, 174 
Vernoun, Rich, de, Knt., 285 
Vernon, Richard, Knt., 409, 422 
Vernon, Richard, f. Hen., 468 
Vernon, Roger, 437 
Vernon, William de, 45, 46, 50 
Vernon, William, lord of Nether 

Seal, 415 
Vernon, William, Esq., 431, 437, 

448, 450 
Vichard, William, 198 

W. 
Wade, John, f. Will., 432 
Wade, William, 432 
Waim, clericus, 10 
Wakelen al. Wakelyn, Richard, 

464, 469-474, 477 
Walbhall, Alexander, 497 
Waldeschef, Walter, p. 118 
Waleys, Ralph, chaplain of Seal, 

220, 226, 230 
Waleys, Dom. William de, 120, 

169 
Walkelin, sacerdos de Edredes- 

tuna, 21 
Walker, Robert le, 155 
Walker, Robert, of Atherstone, 337 
Walrand, Thomas, 202 
Walrond, Geoffrey, 277 
Walrond, Henry, 87 
Walsche, Ralph, 231, 232 
Walter, Bishop of Carlisle, 47 
Walter, capellanus, 6 
Walter, f. Ade, 146 
Walton-on-Trent, 169, 197, 307, 

365, 407, 4°8, 453- 484, 498 

W. Humbreston, rector 

[1368-1380], 309, 343 



Walton, Richard, of Lichfield, 353 
Wappingbury, J. de Hopewas, 

parson, [1392], 353' 
Warde, Henry le, 285 
Ward, Henry, chaplain, 481 
Warde, Dom., Rob. de la, 152, 159 
Warde, Stephen le, 201 
Warde, Stephen, 262, 274, 307, 

308, 326, 343: 347 
Warde, Stephen, 432 
Warde, William le, 177, 188, 201, 

245 
Warde, William, 395, 418, 424, 426 
Wasteneys, Geoffrey de, 213, 214 
Wasteneys, Dom. Thomas, 374 
Wasteneys, William de, of Osga- 

thorpe, 37, 51, 72, 99 
Wasteneys, William, f. Hug. de, 

126 
Waterfal, Will, de, 293, 350 
Waterfalsiche in Seal, 41 
Waterton, Robert de, 376, 387 
Watford, Thomas de, 29 
Watthon, Brian de, 37 
Wattis, J ohn, coroner of N orthamp- 

ton, 462 
Wauere, William de, Abbot of 

Merivale, 159 
Wauerton, Hugh de, 54 
Webbe, Thomas, 437 
Wederley al. Wydderley, John, 

445-447, 468 
Wederley, Thomas, 445-447 
Wedon, John, f. Walt, de, 161 
Welham, John, f. Rob., 281, 282, 

293 
Wellys, Thomas, mayor of Nor- 
thampton, 462 
Welynton, Agnes de, v. Wylinton 
Wenlock, Church of St. Milburg, 8 
Weoleberge, Adam de, 22 
Wethelesb', Adam, fil. Ade de, 2 3, 25 
Wethelesberga, Adam de, 18 
Wernon, Richard, 392 
West, Geoffrey, 261 
Weston, John, 398 
Wheston, William, 436 
White, Thomas, rector of Seal, 

445-447, 45o, 452 
White, William, 324, 325, 356 
White, Thomas, 422 
Whithull, Richard, 41 1 -4 14 
Whyte, Hugh le, 242 
Whyte, William, 373 



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INDEX. 



Wich, William, 266 

Wichnor, p. 117 

Widoweson, Richard, 389, 391 

Wilintona, John de, 3 

Wilkyn, John, 336 

Willesley, co. Derby, 396, 422, 

pp. 113, 114 
William, monk of Burton, 2 
William, clericus, 8 
William, persona, 9 
William, persona de Seila, 25, 26, 

28, 32-34 
William, persona de Stretton, 

118 
William, rector of Lullington, 1 1 8, 

123 
William, f. Alfrichi, 24 
William, f. Hen., clerici de Sheyle, 

156 
William, fil. Hereberti, 6, 7 
William, f. Hugonis, 6, 7 
William, f. persone, 28 
Willymot, Nicholas, 498 
Wilna, A. de, 35 
Wilsone, James, 479 
Wim, William, 39 
Wimar, John, del Newlond, 319 
Wimer, al. Wymer, William, 100, 

103 
Winchester, William [Paulet], 

Marquis of, 485 
Wineshulla, Wald' de, 3 
Winshill, co. Derb., 417 
Wischard, Wichard, Wychard, 

Wyschard 
Wyschard, Andrew, f. Rad., 182 
Wychard, Geoff., f. Will., 179 
Wischard, Henry, 42, 45, 57, 68, 

°9> 73, 74, 76, 90-92 
Wychard, Henry, 383, 384-386, 

397, 40S, 4°6 
Wischard, John, 56, 57, 59, 66, 

68, 69, 70, 74, 75, 76, 87, 90-92, 

114 
Wychard, John, 372, 383-385, 405, 

406 
Wychard, Peregrine, 179, 222, 

224, 225, 228, 258, 259 
Wischard, Ralph, 1 15- 11 7, 119- 

122, 124, 155, 156, 160, 161 
Wyschart, Ralph, fil. Joh., 78, 81, 

82, 108 
Wychard, Ralph, f. Will., 179, 

221, 222, 225, 258, 259 



Wychard, Ralph, f. Will., f. Rad., 

263, 264 
Wychard, Rich., 360 
Wischard, Robert, 28 
Wychard, William, 202, 206-208, 

215, 216, 219, 226, 230, 232, 

246, 248, 251, 259 
Wychart, William, 296, 302, 304, 

305,311,328,330,333 
Wyschard, William, f. Rad., 175, 

176, 178, 179, 183, 202, 205, 

228, 232, '233, 248 
Wychard, Will., f. Will., 179, 189, 

191, 192, 195, 195, 196, 224, 

225, 233, 234 
Wychard, Will., f. Will., f. Rad., 

263, 264 
Wisse, William, 153 
Witacre, al. Withacre, Will., f. 

Turgis de, 17, 19, 21 
Witenton, Poer de, 19, 21 
Witheredel, Wibert de, 15 
Wittentun, Adam de, 14 
Wodecote, Nicholas de, 37 
Wodecote, Richard de, 99 
Wodehus, p. 117 
Wodeshulles, in Seal, 38, 292 
Wolseley, Ralph, 398, 400, 401, 

404 
Wolseley, Rich, de, 185 
Wolseleye, Robert de, 147 
Wolseleye, Thomas, f. Felicie de, 

236 
Wolsey, Thomas, Cardinal Arch- 
bishop of York, 475 
Wolsley, Richard de, 388 
Wolsley, Thurstan, 379 
Woodhouses, co. Staff., p. 113 
Worseley, Joan, wid. of John, 443, 

444 
Worseley, Thurstan, 392 
Wydderley, v. Wederley 
Wydderley, Thomas, f. John, 340 
Wydurley, William, 379 
Wygan, Richard, 436, 449 
Wyght, William, 450 
Wykynton, William, 409 
Wyley, Lesota, wid. of Rich., 396 
Wylinton, al. Welynton, Agnes 

de, 116, 119 
Wylkyn, John, 250, 252, 275 
Wylkynson, Thomas, 421 
Wylson, Robert, 431 
Wymare, John, 256 



INDEX. 



141 



Wymere, Margery, f. Will., 388 
Wymare, Matilda, wid. of Richard, 

240 
Wymar, Richard, 103, 148 
Wymere, Richard, 388 
Wymond, Thomas, 166 
Wyneswold, Roger, 438 
Wynter, Edward, 481 
Wynter, Katharine, dau. of Sir 

G. Gresley, w. of E. Wynter, 

481 
Wynterton, Walter de, 272 
Wynturton, Stephen de, 258 
Wyte, Robert le, 148 
Wytenton, Serlo de, 52 
Wytherley, Thomas, 390, 391, 

393, 394 
Wytherley, Thomas, f. Joh., 452 
Wytherley, William, 422 



Wythrne, Amabilia, f. Phil, de, 
72 

X. 

Xepeia, Simon, sacerdos de, 16 

Y. 
Ylkesley, H. Gernon, persona de, 

185 
Ynguerdeby, Nich. de, 144 
Yoxhall, 410, p. 118 
Yoxhale, William de, 321, 322, 

353 
Yvinghoe, Nich. de, parson of 

Grendon-under-Arderne, 285 



Zuche, Roger de la, p. 116 



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